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Gender-specific noun - Glossary of Terms

Gender-specific noun

A gender-specific noun refers specifically to a male or female.


soldier / cat / whale / mouse < not gender specific
actress / waitress / vixen / bitch < gender specific (female)
bull / uncle / drake / ram  < gender specific (male)

Interactive example:

Dad, shall I feed the sow or just the birds? [show me the gender-specific nouns]
Associated pages:
Glossary of grammatical terms

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