See also: her's, Hers, and Her's

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From Middle English hires, heres, hers, attested since the 1300s. Equivalent to her +‎ -s (compare -'s).[1]

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hers

  1. That which belongs to her; the possessive case of she, used without a following noun. [from 12th c.]
    • 1791, Ann Radcliffe, The Romance of the Forest, Penguin, published 1999, page 335:
      The life of La Motte, who had more than saved her's […], depended on the testimony she should give.
    • 2019 August 31, Gaby Hinsliff, The Guardian:
      The rest of us, meanwhile, would do well to accept that one woman’s choice is just that; hers and hers alone, not the standard by which all must be judged.

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hers

  1. plural of her

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024), “hers”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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hers

  1. indefinite genitive singular of her

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hers

  1. Alternative form of hires (hers)

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hers

  1. Alternative form of heres (theirs)

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hers

  1. Alternative form of ars (anus; buttocks)

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hers

  1. Alternative form of hereth: third-person singular present of heren (to hear)
  2. Alternative form of heren: plural present of heren (to hear)