What Is a Good Name for a Group of Women?

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Common names for a group of women include “ladies,” “females,” “girls,” “gals,” “sisters” and “divas.” When choosing a name for a group of women, the namer should consider context and purpose. Non-gendered terms like “folks” can also apply to all-female groups.

The best term to define a group of women depends on the composition and purpose of the group. Calling a group of women “girls” suggests youth and naivety while the term “women” implies a more adult, mature group. Some women find terms like “chicks,” “babes” or “broads” trivializing or offensive while others see power in reclaiming traditionally demeaning or misogynistic terms.