Witch is already female so writing female witch just looks silly.
Actually, traditionally witch has been a gender-neutral term. In fact, plenty of men were burned at the stake for being witches. I'm not sure when the term began being applied almost exclusively to women, but I'm guessing Macbeth had a lot to do with it...
It's like most people assuming "duder" applies to men only. It's gender-neutral just like "witch."
I dunno man, Merriam-Webster states that witch is a gendered term: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witch
"Witch" is non-gendered according to Wiccan folks and they would probably know since they call themselves "Witches." (Also Duder Witch will now be my fan-parody game of Bullet Witch.)
Regardless, gender is actually a big theme of the Fantastic Witch Collective. Apparently it will touch on this sort of discussion.
No offence meant to the large GB Wicca community but in the whole discussion about the definition and origin of the word Witch, that wiccans like to call themself witches doesnt really matter that much. According to the demonic book of truth that is "wiki" hear these truths..: The word witch derives from Middle English wicche, Old English wicce (/ˈwɪttʃe/) (feminine) "witch" and wicca (/ˈwɪttʃɑ/) (masculine) "wizard".
that would mean witch is female and wizard is the male counterpart. Also wicca didnt excist before 1900 unless you count the part that they are secretly demon servants that have ruled the earth for more than 100.000 years.
So to all the male giantbomb Wiccans if you really want to be old school and pure, from now on you have to call yourself a wizzard.
Also @conmulligan: I believe you now owe me a beer somehow. Make it a pint or one brewed by Belgium monks.
The source you're using is translating "wicce" and "wicca" as witch and wizard because these days we associate the word "witch" with femininity and "wizard" with masculinity. The Modern English word "wizard" does not come from "wicca" but the word "wīs," meaning "wise." During the various Inquisitions/witch trials, the word witch was applied to both men and women, although "wizard" was also used on occasion. Seriously, has nobody here read The Crucible?