Definition of hir in English:

hir

Pronunciation /hi(ə)r/ /hɪ(ə)r/

pronoun

third person singular
  • Used instead of “him” or “her” to refer to a person of unspecified or nonbinary gender previously mentioned or easily identified.

    ‘after Leslie spoke, I had a chance to meet hir’
    • ‘I never would have had the courage to do it without hir’
    • ‘I went to the same LGBT mentor training as hir’

possessive determiner

  • Belonging to or associated with a person of unspecified or nonbinary gender previously mentioned or easily identified.

    ‘we explore five of hir most revolutionary teachings’
    • ‘some of the potholes are terrifying, and would have an unwary cyclist off hir bike’
    • ‘The student cited the struggles as a factor that has discouraged hir from speaking to administration about hir concerns with housing.’
    • ‘Ze also expressed hir internal conflict when deciding which gendered bathroom to use.’
    • ‘This is a memoir about hir experience in the 1970s.’
    • ‘We go around the circle and each stands and states hir name, hir experience as a person, what s/he does in life, etc.’
    • ‘This workshop is appropriate for any one who can form a sentence, regardless of hir experience as a writer.’
    • ‘Zie would document hir struggle in hir online blog.’
    • ‘The reader is left with the idea that hir struggle is over, as if moving out of hir parents' home was hir final struggle.’
    • ‘Your client should be in regular contact with hir parole officer.’
    • ‘Zie died at home with hir partner.’
    • ‘Williams is in the process of writing an email to staff members, telling them hir gender identity.’

Origin

Early 20th century (originally in the form hier): blend of him and her.