she
I. pronoun Etymology: Middle English, probably alteration of hye, alteration of Old English hēo she — more at he Date: 12th century 1. that female one who is neither speaker nor hearer <
she is my wife
>
— compare he, her, hers, it, they 2. — used to refer to one regarded as feminine (as by personification) <
she was a fine ship
>
3. — used as an alternative to he to refer to a person of unspecified gender <
allow anyone to do whatever she wants — D. J. Callahan
>
II. noun Date: 14th century a female person or animal — often used in combination <
she-cat
>
<
she-cousin
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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