please help me i cant figure out this word

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what is a word that is male to female and plural to single by adding s
 

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I'm not sure I understand the question. What changes male to female by adding s?

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what is a word that is male to female and plural to single by adding s

There are many of these "singular to plural to singular by adding one or two s's" words.

One example is:

prince...princes...princess
 

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Now I've got it:
  • What is a word that you can change from male to female and from singular to plural by adding s?

Do you have another?

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RonBee said:
Now I've got it:
  • What is a word that you can change from male to female and from singular to plural by adding s?

Do you have another?

:D

Here is a list I developed for someone else. It is words that go from singular to plural to singular by adding one or two s's. Some change gender as well.

abbe > abbes > abbess
adventure > adventures > adventuress
bra > bras > brass
care > cares > caress
cosine > cosines > cosiness
deadline > deadlines > deadliness
gamine > gamines > gaminess
glassine > glassines > glassiness
la > las > lass
large > larges > largess
ma > mas > mass
marque > marques > marquess
mi > mis > miss
millionaire > millionaires > millionairess
mora > moras > morass
multimillionaire > multimillionaires > multimillionairess
ogre > ogres > ogress
pa > pas > pass
prince > princes > princess
pro > pros > pross
saltine > saltines > saltiness
sculpture > sculptures > sculpturess
sightline > sightlines > sightliness
squire > squires > squiress
timeline > timelines > timeliness
 

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Quite a list! (That answers the poster's question and them some.)

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RonBee said:
Quite a list! (That answers the poster's question and them some.)

:D

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One of Monsieur Gaultier's creations? ;-)
 

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One of Monsieur Gaultier's creations? ;-)

A brass bra?

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Like the one he made for Madonna? ;-)
 
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