- Them is defined as they.
An example of them used as a pronoun is in the sentence, "Bobby, Midge, Richard and Dorothy want some soup, so please give it to them," which means please give some soup to Bobby, Midge, Richard and Dorothy.
Origin: Middle English theim from ON, dative of the demonstrative pronoun : see they
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pron. The objective case of they.
- Used as the direct object of a verb: We saw them at the conference.
- Used as the indirect object of a verb: We gave them a round of applause.
- Used as the object of a preposition: This letter is addressed to them.
- Informal Used as a predicate nominative: It's them. See Usage Notes at be, I1.
- Nonstandard They: “Them's the kind I like.” (American Dialect Dictionary).
- Nonstandard Used reflexively as the indirect object of a verb: They ought to get them a new place to live. See Note at me.
Origin: Middle English, from Old Norse theim and Old English thǣm; see to- in Indo-European roots.