What do you call a male witch?

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I'm asking this even though I know the answer; just call it official business.

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Depends on the tradition (& naturally fictional universes like D&D)

In Real Life, many prefer to be called Witch or Wiccan.

It's insulting to use Warlock as it means Oath Breaker.
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The term "witch" applies to both sexes.  The idea that a warlock was a male witch is a Christian invention, the actual origin of the term is from the OE "waterlogged" = "oath breaker" and has never been used by Pagans except as an insult.
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A witch. It's a genderless word.

Warlock means "oath breaker" and in my books, that's an insult.

Wizard *could* be used but it's so ingrained with fiction (for example, I cannot help but think of games and Harry Potter) that it's almost laughable to use it.

Mage also is an appropriate term which is once more loaded with fiction (World of
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A witch...never a warlock, unless you mean, to insult him. Warlock is from the Scottish word for an oathbreaker. Witch comes from the Old English words for wise woman (wicce) and wise man (Wicca) and because the word witch drops the final syllable of the Old English wicce and Wicca, no gender is specified. The witch is completely gender-neutral.

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A witch is a witch is a witch, male or lady. yet in many circumstances people who think of they understand call male witches, Warlocks. To me, there's no distinction because they the two do the same ingredient. upload: To whitey: no longer all Wiccan are Witches, Wicca is a polytheistic faith the place Witches could be any faith (or none) even Christian! you do no longer choose Deities, GOD, or Demons (a basically
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What do I call a male witch? Anything they like as long as they don't hurt me. :P

Okay, depending on their expertise and inherent skills, a male witch may be called:

1. Sorcerer

2. Wizard

3. Magus
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A witch of course. I'm horrified by all the incorrect answers though.

What's the "official business", sir? ;)

And, I really liked the aforementioned man witch, gonna call my witchy boyfriend that from now on :)
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According to Wiccans I know, a WITCH is a WITCH no matter what the sex is.  WARLOCK, as popularized in the 1960's tv show BEWITCHED is considered an insult, seeing how WARLOCK is from the Scottish, meaning OATH BREAKER or TRAITOR.  Not sure about WIZARD, though.  I'll stick with WITCH.
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exactly what he is...a witch.

warlock means "traitor, oath-breaker".

wizards are a product of fantasy and fairy tales.

"Wicca" is an old English word for a male witch, a female witch is called a "wicce".
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