agender

adjective

agen·​der (ˌ)ā-ˈjen-dər How to pronounce agender (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a person who has an internal sense of being neither male nor female nor some combination of male and female : of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is genderless or neutral
Those who update their gender option can select up to ten different identifications from the 56 put forward by Facebook. Among them are agender—having no gender identity or no gender to express …Christian Gysin
For Kelsey, identifying as agender wasn't an immediate realization but a gradual awakening, a recognition that what applied to other girls didn't seem to apply to Kelsey … . It wasn't about being a tomboy. It wasn't a personality trait. It wasn't even about the clothes, although those were an immediate shorthand for Kelsey's discomfort. It was something different and deeper.Monica Hesse

Examples of agender in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though open with family, Stoller was not largely out as agender at school. Melissa Gomez, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2023 Isabella explains that nonbinary people do not strictly fit into one category, and as mentioned earlier, can identify as agender, bigender, genderqueer, genderfluid, and more. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 5 Apr. 2023 This term is not synonymous with agender or gender nonconforming. Lauren McGaughy, Dallas News, 22 Mar. 2023 Represents agender identities Green: Represents non-binary people 16 Genderfluid Flag People who are genderfluid don’t identify with one gender, but rather their gender identity shifts between male, female, or somewhere else on the spectrum. Kori Williams, Seventeen, 23 Mar. 2023 Delegate Lily Qi of Montgomery County introduced a bill that renames the Commission on LGBTQ Affairs to the Commission on LGBTQIA+ Affairs, adding letters for intersex, asexual, agender, aromantic and additional identities. Maya Lora, Baltimore Sun, 8 Mar. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

a- entry 2 + gender entry 1, probably after transgender

First Known Use

2006, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agender was in 2006

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Cite this Entry

“Agender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agender. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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