their

/ðɛə / (say dhair)

adjective
1. the possessive form of they.
2. (used with singular force in informal contexts, and increasingly in formal contexts, in place of a gender-specific form when the sex of the antecedent is not determined): who has left their pen on my desk?
{Middle English, from Old Norse their(r)a of those. See they}
Usage: See note at they.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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