List of male vs. female words for jobs, positions
In English we mostly have the same word for both a man and a woman’s job title. Words like doctor, teacher and nurse can mean a man or a woman – there is no difference.
Here are a few examples of when we use different words for men and women’s jobs or positions.
|Male vs. female words for jobs, positions|
|actor||actress||Actor is becoming common for both men and women.|
|manager||manageress||Manager is now often used for both men and women.|
|groom||bride||Bridegroom is also used for a man.|
|policeman||policewoman||Police officer is now often used for men and women.|
|headmaster||headmistress||The unisex headteacher is now used very often.|
|steward||stewardess||The unisex word flight attendant is now used more than steward and stewardess.|