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pronoun American English pronunciation: they /ðeɪ/
They is used as the subject of a verb: They killed him.
In formal English they can also be used after the verb "to be," especially before a relative clause: It is they who are telling lies.
 
  1. 1
    used for referring to a group of people or things that have already been mentioned or that are already known about

    I called her parents because I knew they were worried.

    It's hard to choose. They're all very nice.

  2. 2
    used instead of "he or she," especially when you are referring back to a word such as "everyone," "someone," or "anyone"

    We should give everyone a chance to say what they think.

  3. 3
    used for referring to people in general
    they say/call/think etc.:

    They used to call her "the Iron Lady."

  4. 4
    used for referring to a government, an organization, or a group of people in authority

    They're going to ban logging in the region.

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This is the American English definition of they. View British English definition of they.