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Names used for talking to women or girls

love

noun

used by some people when talking to a woman whose name they do not know. Some women find this offensive

miss

noun

used for talking politely to a girl or young woman whose name you do not know

babe

noun

used by some men when they are talking to a young woman. Many women find this offensive.

lovey

noun

used for talking to someone who you know very well, especially a woman or child

sweetheart

noun

used especially by men for talking to a woman whose name they do not know. Many women find this use offensive

old girl

noun

used for talking in a friendly way to a woman or girl

sunshine

noun

used for talking to someone who you are annoyed with

girls

noun

used for talking to or about a group of women, especially by women who are the same age or older. This is often considered offensive when used by men

sister

noun

used by African American women for talking to or referring to other African American women

madam

used for talking politely to a woman whose name you do not know. This word is used especially by people serving customers in a shop or restaurant

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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clapped-out

old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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