agen·​der | \ (ˌ)ā-ˈjen-dər How to pronounce agender (audio) \

Definition of agender

: 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

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2006, in the meaning defined above

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“Agender.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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