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?

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    $\begingroup$ You could take this further by stating what the first TWO letters denote. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 14:16
  • $\begingroup$ And that the fifth letter could denote either. $\endgroup$
    – charfellow
    Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 14:43
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    $\begingroup$ I think i have seen the exact same question on the site before... $\endgroup$
    – ABcDexter
    Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 17:20

4 Answers 4


The answer is


Explanation follows

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

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    $\begingroup$ The only part that could maybe be tweaked is the "first four letters denote men", but I was thinking the same thing. $\endgroup$
    – BruceWayne
    Commented Jul 30, 2016 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


And another


And another


There may be others of this form...

  • $\begingroup$ Nice, but the first one is eight letters, not seven. $\endgroup$
    – paolo
    Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 13:09
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    $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$
    – OrangeDog
    Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 16:18
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    $\begingroup$ Herm denotes men, named Herm :P $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 18:32
  • $\begingroup$ @OrangeDog they are male and female names (admittedly most of them are fairly obscure)/ $\endgroup$
    – user21939
    Commented Aug 1, 2016 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

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    $\begingroup$ That escalated quickly $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 22:44

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