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hern1

[hurn] /hɜrn/
noun, Dialect
1.

hern2

or her'n

[hurn, hur-uh n] /hɜrn, ˈhɜr ən/
pronoun, Nonstandard.
1.
hers (def 2).
Origin of hern2
Middle English hiren; by association with my, mine, thy, thine, etc.
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  • Mr. hern was a first-class soldier, and a young man of high standing and great respectability in society.

  • I know it was hern, fer I seen her bring it in, an' I went straight an' ondone it.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
  • Would your friend the Count von hern be likely to be concerned in it?

    The Double Four E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • There are extant also, drawings of these letters preserved by hern.

    Mysticism and its Results John Delafield
  • Fortunately at that moment the Count von hern came up, and Peter at once appealed to him.

    The Double Four E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • "I done it like hern," she began, and stopped suddenly to look up at him.

    Lodusky Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • After these things shall come forth a hern from the forest of Calaterium, which shall fly round the island for two years together.

  • It will not be my fault that I am compelled to disappoint the Count von hern.

    The Double Four E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • In vulgar parlance this book is not your own or our own, but "yourn" or "ourn," or it may be "hisn" or "hern."

    Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
British Dictionary definitions for hern

hern

/hɜːn/
noun
1.
an archaic or dialect word for heron
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