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EtymologyEdit

Contracted from them.

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'um

  1. (slang) an unstressed form of them
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      They call themselves gentlemen, I warrant you; but, as my first husband used to say, they should remember it is we that pay them. And to be sure it is very hard upon us to be obliged to pay them, and to keep 'um too, as we publicans are.

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