The Nonsexist Word Finder: A Dictionary of Gender-Free Usage


Offers alternatives, explanations or definitions for some 5,000 words and phrases that either are obviously sexist, look sexist but aren't, or don't look sexist but are. We abhor "layperson"; but have discovered "laic"shorter, and not a clumsy abomination as "chairperson", or "utility access hole" (manhole). Only rare libraries dare dismiss this acquistion. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Viola Spolin
  • Edward Noyes Westcott
  • George Orwell
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Phoenix
Publication year:
  • 1987


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