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Masculine and Feminine Gender 1000 Examples and List

Masculine and Feminine Gender
Written by Narmeen Khan

There are three ways of forming the Feminine of Nouns:

1: By using an entirely different word; as

Masculine Feminine
Bachelor Maid; Spinster
Brother Sister
Bullock Heifer
Colt Filly
Drake Duck
Father Mother
Gentleman Lady
Husband Wife
Man Woman
Nephew Niece
Son Daughter
Wizard Witch
Boy Girl
Bull (or ox) Cow
Cock Hen
Dog Bitch
Drone Bee
Gander Goose
Horse Mare
King Queen
Monk Nun
Sir Madam
Stag Hind
Uncle Aunt

2: By adding a syllable (-ess, -ine, -trix, -a, etc.) as,

Masculine Feminine
author authoress
count countess
heir heiress
Jew Jewess
manager manageress
patron patroness
priest priestess
baron baroness
giant giantess
host hostess
lion lioness
mayor mayoress
poet poetess
shepherd shepherdess

|Note that in the following -ess is added after dropping the vowel of the masculine ending!

Masculine Feminine
actor actress
conductor conductress
hunter huntress
negro negress
prince princess
traitor traitress
master mistress
benefactor benefactress
founder foundress
instructor instructress
emperor empress
tiger tigress
waiter waitress
murderer murderess

Note: – The suffix -ess is the commonest suffix used to form feminine nouns, and the is the only one which we now* use in forming a new feminine noun.

Masculine Feminine
hero heroine
fox vixen
sultan sultana

(3) By placing a word before or after; as.

Masculine Feminine
grandfather grandmother
manservant maidservant
milkman milk-woman
salesman saleswoman
great-uncle great-aunt
landlord landlady
peacock peahen

Masculine and Feminine Gender

About the author

Narmeen Khan

Narmeen Khan is a blogger, Graphic Designer and Montessori Teacher graduated from the top ranked varsity of Pakistan. She is keenly interested to write blogs and loves to create content, particularly she is at home in creating visual content . She is active on social media with a fan following of almost 90,000 people around the globe.

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