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Date: 1100-1200
Origin: Probably from Old English heo 'she'

she

1 pronoun
     
she1 S1 W1 [used as the subject of a verb]
1 used to refer to a woman, girl, or female animal that has already been mentioned or is already known about:
Why don't you ask Beth - she's got plenty of money.
I saw you talking to that girl. Who is she?
What did she say when you told her?
2TTW old-fashioned used to refer to a country, ship, or vehicle that has already been mentioned:
She was carrying over 1500 passengers.

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