- the objective case of he, used as a direct or indirect object: I’ll see him tomorrow. Give him the message.
- Informal. (used instead of the pronoun he in the predicate after the verb to be): It’s him. It isn’t him.
- Informal. (used instead of the pronoun his before a gerund): We were surprised by him wanting to leave.
- Informal. a male: Is the new baby a her or a him?
- a former name of Homs
- refers to a male person or animalthey needed him; she baked him a cake; not him again!
- mainly US a dialect word for himself he ought to find him a wife
- His (or Her) Imperial Majesty
Old English him, originally dative masculine and neuter of he; beginning 10c. it replaced hine as masculine accusative, a regional process completed by 15c. The dative roots of the -m ending are retained in German (ihm) and Dutch (hem). Hine persists, barely, as the southern England dialectal ‘un, ‘n for “him.”