/hoohm/, pron.
1. the objective case of who: Whom did you call? Of whom are you speaking? With whom did you stay?
2. the dative case of who: You gave whom the book?
[bef. 900; ME; OE hwam, dat. of hwa WHO]
Usage. See who.

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