Collective nouns

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What is the collective noun for an assemblage of handsome men?

asked Jun 08 '13 at 04:37 Anil Kumar Srivastava New member

I would suggest HUNKS.

JoJoJun 08 '13 at 09:37

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In the animal kingdom, collective nouns don't convey gender or attractiveness. Homo-sapiens share the collective noun 'troop' with apes, but that seems too militarized if that's not what you mean. In creative writing you might like to borrow 'pride' from peacocks and lions.

link comment answered Jun 08 '13 at 12:23 Anthony Jackson New member
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I agree with Anthony Jackson: collective nouns do not convey the aspects of gender or attractiveness, only number.  If such an idea were to be expressed, however, my vote would be for a "firth."

link comment answered Jun 08 '13 at 14:45 Susan Y New member
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I can't think of an English word for that definition.

link comment answered Jun 08 '13 at 05:02 Patty T Grammarly Fellow
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I don't think there could be any such for handsome men in particular. If so, do let me for the ugly ones too. :)

link comment answered Jun 08 '13 at 05:02 Anūp Chakravartī New member
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The only thing I can come up with (while certainly not formal or specifically men) is "hotties." Used in context, it could probably be your word. Hope this helps.

link comment answered Jun 08 '13 at 06:38 Kimberly Hudson New member
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I don't think there is one, so let's make one up - I vote for "a hunk of handsome men" - now you make up one!

link answered Jun 08 '13 at 11:38 Terry Long New member

How about... a bowl of eye candy.

Patty TJun 08 '13 at 14:41

A smorgasbord of beefcake?

Katherine PatrickJun 08 '13 at 18:26

Oh, I like that one!

Patty TJun 09 '13 at 03:41

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A Bevy is a collective noun for a group of people or things of the same kind. It is not gender specific. A bevy of Adonis's would convey a collective of several handsome men. Pride could be an alternative. Couldn't find a reference for Firth, while searching for a collective noun for an assemblage of handsome men, Susan.

link comment answered Jun 13 '13 at 19:13 Anil Kumar Srivastava New member

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