am·​bi·​sex·​u·​al | \ ˌam-bi-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce ambisexual (audio) , -shü-əl, -ˈsek-shəl \

Definition of ambisexual

1 : bisexual: such as
a : having, showing, or involving feelings of sexual attraction for both sexes … an impudent college conservative from Iowa mortified at this tribe's ambisexual practices …— Andy Webster
b : having qualities or characteristics associated with both sexes : sexually ambiguous … his new image is less campy, less outrageously ambisexual than before—in the movie, he basically pursues one girl; and he's toned down his old costume of bikini underpants and lace gloves.— Michiko Kakutani
2 : suitable or designed for both males and females : unisex ambisexual names The patterns also are available for men because VanMartin believes in "ambisexual fashion."— On-ke Wilde

Other Words from ambisexual

ambisexual noun
ambisexuality \ ˌam-​bi-​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwa-​lə-​tē How to pronounce ambisexual (audio) , -​shü-​ˈa-​ \ noun

First Known Use of ambisexual

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ambisexual

ambi- + sexual

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“Ambisexual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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am·​bi·​sex·​u·​al | \ ˌam-bi-ˈseksh-(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl How to pronounce ambisexual (audio) \

Medical Definition of ambisexual

: bisexual an ambisexual fantasy ambisexual embryos

Other Words from ambisexual

ambisexual noun
ambisexuality \ -​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwal-​ət-​ē How to pronounce ambisexual (audio) \ noun, plural ambisexualities


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