Meaning of “who's” in the English Dictionary

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"who's" in British English

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who's

uk /huːz/ us /huːz/

short form of who has:

Who's been chosen, do you know?

short form of who is:

Who's that talking to Jason?

More examples

  • Who's going to go first?
  • I don't know who's in charge round here.
  • She's the woman who's going to be our new teacher.
  • If I find out who's responsible for the damage, they'll be in trouble!
  • Who's allowed to go in there?

(Definition of “who's” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"who’s" in American English

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who’s

us /huz/

contraction of who is or who has:

Who’s (= Who is) coming over tonight?
This is Bob, who’s (= who has) kept our software running.

(Definition of “who’s” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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