Dictionary.com

preferred gender pronoun

[ pri-furd-jen-der proh-noun ]
/ prɪˈfɜrd ˈdʒɛn dər ˌproʊ naʊn /
Save This Word!

noun
the gendered, gender-neutral, or gender-inclusive pronoun that a person wants others to use when referring to that individual: I identify as nonbinary, so my preferred gender pronouns are they, them, and their, instead of he, him, and his.Abbreviation: PGP
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?
Also called per·son·al gen·der pro·noun [pur-suh-nl jen-der proh-noun], /ˈpɜr sə nl ˈdʒɛn dər ˌproʊ naʊn/, pre·ferred pro·noun [pri-furd-proh-noun] /prɪˈfɜrd ˈproʊˌnaʊn/ .

Origin of preferred gender pronoun

First recorded in2005–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use preferred gender pronoun in a sentence

FEEDBACK