Definition of who's in English:

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who's

Pronunciation: /huːz/

contraction

1Who is: who’s that?
More example sentences
  • What's interesting about The Apprentice is that there's no way of knowing who's going to win.
  • Then there's the blogger who's only blogging because he has no one else to turn to.
  • God bless the occasional generous law firm partner who's at home to take the call.
1.1Who has: who’s done the reading?
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  • I join the end of the queue, nodding at a former stranger who's almost become a friend over recent months.
  • He looks like an Essex car dealer who's just become an African tribal king.
  • This is all the theory anyway, anyone who's frequented a pub knows that it doesn't really work that way.

Usage

A common written mistake is to confuse who’s with whose. The form who’s represents a contraction of ‘who is’ or ‘who has’, while whose is a possessive pronoun or determiner used in questions, as in whose is this? or whose turn is it?.

Words that rhyme with who's

abuse, accuse, adieux, amuse, bemuse, billets-doux, blues, booze, bruise, choose, Clews, confuse, contuse, cruise, cruse, Cruz, diffuse, do's, Druze, effuse, enthuse, excuse, fuse (US fuze), Hughes, incuse, interfuse, lose, Mahfouz, mews, misuse, muse, news, ooze, Ouse, perfuse, peruse, rhythm-and-blues, ruse, schmooze, snooze, suffuse, Toulouse, transfuse, trews, use, Vaduz, Veracruz, whose, youse
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