# A seven letter word denoting a woman

I am a seven letter word.

The first two letters denote men.

The first three letters denote women.

The first four letters denote men.

The whole seven letters denote women.

Who am I?

• You could take this further by stating what the first TWO letters denote. Jul 29 '16 at 14:16
• And that the fifth letter could denote either. Jul 29 '16 at 14:43
• I think i have seen the exact same question on the site before... Jul 29 '16 at 17:20

Heroine

Explanation follows

He - denotes men
Her - denotes women
Hero - denotes men
Heroine - denotes women

• The only part that could maybe be tweaked is the "first four letters denote men", but I was thinking the same thing. Jul 30 '16 at 16:00

You are :

Heroine, which refers to a woman

First two letters :

He, which denotes a man

First three letters :

Her, same

First four letters :

Hero, refers to a man

Here is another one.

Evelina ("Evel" Knievel)

And another

Hermine

And another

Desiree

And another

Shelley

There may be others of this form...

• Nice, but the first one is eight letters, not seven. Jul 29 '16 at 13:09
• Most of these don't make sense. What's a "herm" or a "hermine"? How do "Desi" and "shell" denote men? Of the two famous "Shelley"s, only one is a woman. Jul 29 '16 at 16:18
• Herm denotes men, named Herm :P Jul 29 '16 at 18:32
• @OrangeDog they are male and female names (admittedly most of them are fairly obscure)/
– user21939
Aug 1 '16 at 9:07

A bit of a stretch at the end but..

First 3 letters:

Her - denoting woman

First 4:

Herr - The German equivalent of the 'Mr.' title

You are:

HerRoom - An online lingerie retailer

• That escalated quickly Jul 29 '16 at 22:44
• Creative.......
– smci
Jul 30 '16 at 7:22