hisn

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From Middle English hisen, ultimately corresponding to an alteration of his after mine, thine.

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hisn

  1. (now regional, Britain and US, especially Appalachia) His. [from 15th c.]
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Letter 32:
      I will not show him this letter of yours, though you seem to desire it, lest it should provoke him to be too severe a schoolmaster, when you are his'n.
    • 1848, James Russell Lowell, The Biglow Papers:
      An' every feller felt ez though all Mexico wuz hisn.

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