see also: WHO, Who
Pronunciation Pronoun
  1. (interrogative) What person or people; which person or people; asks for the identity of someone. (used in a direct or indirect question)
    Who is that? (direct question)
    I don't know who it is. (indirect question)
  2. (interrogative) What is one's position; asks whether someone deserves to say or do something.
    I don't like what you did, but who am I to criticize you? I've done worse.
  3. (relative) The person or people that.
    It was a nice man who helped us.
  4. (relative, archaic) Whoever, he who, they who.
    • 1603, William Shakespeare, Othello, act III, scene 3
      Who steals my purse steals trash.
Translations Translations Noun

who (plural whos)

  1. A person under discussion; a question of which person.

  • IPA: /ˈdʌbəljuː ˈeɪt͡ʃ ˈəʊ/
Proper noun
  1. Initialism of World Health Organization
  • French: OMS
  • Italian: OMS
  • Portuguese: OMS
  • Russian: ВОЗ
  • Spanish: OMS

  1. Honorific alternative letter-case form of who, sometimes used when referring to God or another important figure who is understood from context.
    • 2008, Music for Sight Singing ISBN 0495505005, page 254:
      I make my pilgrimage to Thee
      O God, Who art the pilgrim's hope!
      Praised be the Virgin, sweet and pure!
      Be gracious to the pilgrimage.
Proper noun
  1. (fandom slang) The television show Doctor Who.
    • 2012, Graeme Burk, ‎Robert Smith. Who Is the Doctor: The Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who ISBN 1550229842, page 78:
      After three event episodes in a row (the finale, Christmas special and season opener), “Tooth and Claw” is the first “regular” episode of Who we've had in a while.

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