Definitions starting with H

ID #2061

her

[probably from hypercorrection of HIS her, but cf. Brit. dial. West, Scots her his EDD] poss. adj. his: 1918 under her [his] protection (Parsons 34). (Eleu., Mayag.)

pron. she: Her coulda talk behind Oscar back (Long). And her sit down here all day (Andros).

Tags: adjective, hypercorrection, possessive adjective, pronoun

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Last update: 2010-10-05 00:39
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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