Does "wizard" only refer to males?
In the Oxford dict, "wizard" means "a man who has magical powers". However, I remembered once I read about JK Rowling's Commencement Address at Harvard which writes: (see the last sentence)
"Delivering a commencement address is a great responsibility; or so I thought until I cast my mind back to my own graduation. The commencement speaker that day was the distinguished British philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock. Reflecting on her speech has helped me enormously in writing this one, because it turns out that I can't remember a single word she said. This liberating discovery enables me to proceed without any fear that I might inadvertently influence you to abandon promising careers in business, law or politics for the giddy delights of becoming a gay wizard."
So I think she didn't limit the meaning of "wizard" to only males. Am I right?
And can I tease my friend by nicknaming her "wizard Mary"(suppose her name is Mary) when she dressed a magician's costume?
Thanks a lot!