he/she
pronoun Date: 1963 he or she — used as a pronoun of common gender

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • he/she — ˈhēˈshē; ˈhē.ər ; ˈhēˈslash pronoun : he or she used as a pronoun of common gender * * * /hee shee / a combined form used as a singular nominative pronoun to denote a person of either sex: Each student may begin when he/she is ready. [1975 80]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • he/she — [hē′shē′, hē′ôr shē′, hē′slash΄shē′] pron. he or she: used to avoid the masculine implication of the generic use of he …   English World dictionary

  • he/she — [[t]ˈhiˈʃi[/t]] cvb use a combined form used as a singular nominative pronoun to denote a person of either sex: Each student may begin when he/she is ready[/ex] • Etymology: 1975–80 usage: See he I …   From formal English to slang

  • He & She — Infobox Television show name = He She caption = genre = Situation comedy creator = starring = Richard Benjamin Paula Prentiss Jack Cassidy Hamilton Camp country = United States language = English num seasons = 1 num episodes = executive producer …   Wikipedia

  • he/she — /hee shee / a combined form used as a singular nominative pronoun to denote a person of either sex: Each student may begin when he/she is ready. [1975 80] Usage. See he1. * * * …   Universalium

  • he/she — pronoun He or she; singular of they, used as a gender neutral reference to the third person singular. Usually pronounced as he or she. See Also: his/her …   Wiktionary

  • He, She and It — (published under the title Body of Glass outside the USA) is an award winning feminist science fiction/cyberpunk novel by Marge Piercy, published in 1991. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction in the United Kingdom, [… …   Wikipedia

  • know something or someone for what it/he/she is — know (something or someone) for what it/he/she is : to understand what something or someone truly is Now I know them for what they are–liars. before scientists knew the disease for what it is–a virus the friends who know me for what I am [=who… …   Useful english dictionary

  • know for what it/he/she is — know (something or someone) for what it/he/she is : to understand what something or someone truly is Now I know them for what they are–liars. before scientists knew the disease for what it is–a virus the friends who know me for what I am [=who… …   Useful english dictionary

  • off (one/he/she/it) goes! — {v. phr.} Said of a person, a vehicle, or a memorable thing who/which has started leaving or moving, both as a statement of fact (declarative assertion) or as a command (imperative). * /When the boat hit the water in the formal launching ceremony …   Dictionary of American idioms

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