Learner's definition of HIM
— used to refer to a certain man, boy, or male animal as the object of a verb or preposition
I hadn't heard from my brother in a while, so I gave him a call.
Do you know him?
His mother punished him for hitting his little sister.
I often play basketball with him.
— used to indicate either a male or female object of a verb or preposition in general statements or when the sex of the person is unknown
◊ This use of him was common in the past but is now often avoided because it is considered sexist.