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-'s

suffix
1.
forming the possessive singular of nouns and some pronouns: man's, one's
2.
forming the possessive plural of nouns whose plurals do not end in -s: children's
3.
forming the plural of numbers, letters, or symbols: 20's, p's and q's
4.
(informal) contraction of is or has: he's here, John's coming, it's gone
5.
(informal) contraction of us with let: let's
6.
(informal) contraction of does in some questions: where's he live?, what's he do?
Word Origin
senses 1, 2: assimilated contraction from Middle English -es, from Old English, masculine and neuter genitive singular; sense 3, equivalent to -s1
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