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them

pronoun uk   strong /ðem/ weak /ðəm/ us  
A1 used, usually as the object of a verb or preposition, to refer to people, things, animals, situations, or ideas that have already been mentioned: I've lost my keys. I can't find them anywhere. It's them. They've arrived early. B1 used to refer to one person whose sex is not known instead of saying 'him' or 'her': When each passenger arrives, we ask them to fill in a form. Note: Some people do not like this use, and prefer to use him or her: When each passenger arrives, we ask him or her to fill in a form.

them

determiner uk   /ðem/ us  
not standard for those: Who gave you them sweets?
(Definition of them from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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