English Grammar Gender Masculine and Feminine forms of Nouns

Masculine and Feminine forms of Nouns

There some example where feminine form of noun is a complete different word than the masculine form of the noun.

Masculine

Feminine

Male

Female

Boy

Girl

Man

Woman

Gents

Ladies

Husband

Wife

Fox

Vixen

Horse

Mare

Bachelor

Spinster

King

Queen

Sir

Madam

Father

Mother

Monk

Nun

Brother

Sister

Son

Daughter

Father-in-law

Mother-in-law

Uncle

Aunt

Gander

Goose

Bull

Cow

 

There some examples where feminine form of noun is obtained by suffixing “-ess” or “-ine” after the masculine form of the noun.

For example,

Prince

Princess

Poet

Poetess

God

Goddess

Host

Hostess

Tiger

Tigress

Lion

Lioness

Waiter

Waitress

 

There some example where feminine form of noun is obtained by suffixing a different word after the masculine form of the noun.

 

Milk Man

Milk Woman

Peacock

Peahen

Landlord

Landlady

Salesman

Saleswoman

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