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12 Words That Are More Familiar To Men Than Women And Vice Versa

An antiquated way of thinking might lead some people to believe that men strictly like talking about cars and sports while women only gab about fashion.

But some of these stereotypes may have a bit of truth to them, according to data analysis from the Center for Reading Research. The center posted an online vocabulary test and analyzed the first 500,000 results, focusing on differences in gender.

Some words exhibited a large margin between the percent of men and women who reported knowing them.

Below, we’ve listed the words that are more familiar to men than women and further below that, the words that are more familiar to women than men. The words that are more familiar to men tend to center on transportation, weapons, and science. The words that are more familiar to women tend to relate mostly to fashion, art, and flowers.

Humvee

 

Definition: a military vehicle that combines the features of a jeep with those of a light truck.

Men who know it: 88%
Women who know it: 58%

Biped

Definition: a two-footed animal.

Men who know it: 86%
Women who know it: 61%

Golem

Definition: a figure artificially constructed in the form of a human being and endowed with life.

Men who know it: 89%
Women who know it: 56%

Kevlar

 

Definition: a brand name for a very strong artificial material that is not damaged by high temperatures.

Men who know it: 93%
Women who know it: 65%

Claymore

Definition: a two-handed sword with a double-edged blade, used by Scottish Highlanders in the16th century.

Men who know it: 87%
Women who know it: 58%

Scimitar

Definition: a curved, single-edged sword of Asian, especially Eastern origin.

Men who know it: 86%
Women who know it: 58%

Paladin

Definition: a trusted military leader (as for a medieval prince).

Men who know it: 93%
Women who know it: 66%

And here we have the 12 words that are more familiar to women than men:

Peony

Women who know it: 96%
Men who know it: 70%

Tresses

Definition: long locks or curls of hair.

Women who know it: 93%
Men who know it: 61%

Mascarpone

Women who know it: 90%
Men who know it: 60%

Flouncy and Flouncing

Definition: Forms of the word “flounce” which means to walk quickly with large, noticeable movements, especially to attract attention.

Women who know “flouncy”: 86%
Women who know “flouncing”: 94%

Men who know “flouncy”: 55%
Men who know “flouncing”: 67%

Progesterone

Definition: A hormone that prepares the uterus for the fertilized ovum and maintains pregnancy.

Women who know it: 92%
Men who know it: 63%

Taupe

Definition: a moderate to dark brownish gray, sometimes slightly tinged with purple, yellow, or green.

Women who know it: 93%
Men who know it: 66%

Wisteria


Definition: a moderate to dark brownish gray, sometimes slightly tinged with purple, yellow, or green.

Women who know it: 89%
Men who know it: 61%

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