aff. an ending used to form the possessive of most singular nouns, plural nouns not ending in s, noun phrases, and noun substitutes: man's; women's; James's; witness's (or witness');

king of England's; anyone's

Etymology: ME -es, OE II
1) contraction of

is: She's here

2) contraction of

has: He's been there

3) contraction of

does: What's he do for a living?

archaic a contraction of

God's: 'sdeath; 'sblood

use a contraction of

us: Let's go

a contraction of

as: so's not to be late

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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