From Middle English whom, wham, whem, from Old English hwām, hwǣm, from Proto-Germanic *hwammai, dative case of *hwaz (“who, what”). Cognate with Scots quhom, quham, quhem (“whom”), German wem (“whom, to whom”), Danish hvem (“who, whom”), Swedish vem (“who, whom”).
whom (the singular and plural objective case of who)
- What person or people; which person or people, as the object of a verb.
- What person or people; which person or people, as the object of a preposition.
- Him; her; them (used as a relative pronoun to refer to a previously mentioned person or people.)