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theirn

or their'n

[th airn] /ðɛərn/
pronoun, Nonstandard.
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Origin of theirn
their + -n, as in mine, thine
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  • If the Reddys choose to breed up that young imp of theirn to drawl fine and to talk smooth above his station—let 'em.'

  • But then, it hain't in me, nor never wuz, to fight anybody for any petickuler religion of theirn.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 4. Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • For there wuzn't nothin' illegal about one single trouble of theirn.

    Sweet Cicely Josiah Allen's Wife: Marietta Holley
  • Peanut always liked to lay in fresh dirt, and he seemed to know instinctive which was our pansy beds and which was theirn.

    The Man Next Door Emerson Hough
  • He wants to have it all his own way, and they want to have it all theirn.

    The Parson O' Dumford George Manville Fenn
  • And then King Sol and his 'ar folks they goes up, and the hethun and theirn comes down and makes war.

  • I made it, and while the other boys were spendin' theirn, I saved mine.

    Gordon Keith Thomas Nelson Page
  • And they ort to be ashamed of this one trick of theirn; for they know they hain't honest in it, they hain't generous.

    Sweet Cicely Josiah Allen's Wife: Marietta Holley
  • Steve an' Rufus was little boys then, always playin' with a couple o' wild cousins o' theirn, consid'able older.

    Homespun Tales Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • And they ort to be ashamed of this one trick of theirn, for they know they hain't honest in it, they hain't generous.

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