pronoun Informal.
them: Put 'em down there.

1350–1400; Middle English hem, Old English heom, dative and accusative plural of he1

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'em (əm)
an informal variant of them

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Word Origin & History

M.E., now taken as an abbreviation of them, but originally a form of hem, dative and accusative of the third person plural pronoun.
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