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Male/Female Vocabulary

Shown below are some of the most common male and female equivalent terms for people, occupations and family members.

People and occupations

Male Female
actor actress
air steward air stewardess
barman barmaid
boy girl
boy scout girl guide
bridegroom bride
bus conductor bus conductress
chairman chairwoman
gentleman lady
headmaster headmistress
hero heroine
host hostess
husband wife
king queen
landlord landlady
lord lady
man woman
monk nun
prince princess
steward stewardess
waiter waitress
widower widow

Family members

Male Female
father mother
grandfather grandmother
son daughter
brother sister
uncle aunt
nephew niece