Definition of 'em in English:

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'em

Pronunciation: /əm/

pronoun

Short for them, especially in informal use. let 'em know who’s boss
More example sentences
  • The others all put on good show so if you like 'em you'll probably see 'em.
  • Plenty of American films get made without a single British villain in 'em.
  • Allowing for time difference James is about to hit the Broadway stage now so all I can say is knock 'em dead James!

Origin

Middle English: originally a form of hem, dative and accusative third person plural pronoun in Middle English; now regarded as an abbreviation of them.

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Syllabification: 'em

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