androgynous


an·drog·y·nous

adjective \an-ˈdrä-jə-nəs\

: having both male and female characteristics or qualities

: suitable for both men and women

Full Definition of ANDROGYNOUS

1
:  having the characteristics or nature of both male and female
2
a :  neither specifically feminine nor masculine <the androgynous pronoun them>
b :  suitable to or for either sex <androgynous clothing>
3
:  having traditional male and female roles obscured or reversed <an androgynous marriage>
an·drog·y·nous·ly adverb
an·drog·y·ny \-nē\ noun

Examples of ANDROGYNOUS

  1. <the androgynous hairdos favored by the hip>
  2. <an actor whose androgynous looks are at the heart of his appeal>

Origin of ANDROGYNOUS

Latin androgynus hermaphrodite, from Greek androgynos, from andr- + gynē woman — more at queen
First Known Use: 1651

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an·drog·y·nous

adjective \an-ˈdräj-ə-nəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANDROGYNOUS

: having the characteristics or nature of both male and female
an·drog·y·ny \-nē\ noun, plural an·drog·y·nies

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