androgyne

noun
an·​dro·​gyne | \ ˈan-drə-ˌjīn How to pronounce androgyne (audio) \

Definition of androgyne

: one that is androgynous

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Younger designers seemed keen on re-clothing notions of women and men, with fluorescent expressions of gender fluidity and slinky knitwear for digital androgynes. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "A Message of Useful Beauty from New York Fashion Week," 10 Sep. 2019 Xerxes is depicted as an androgyne sybarite, his brooding eyes rimmed with kohl, his lips, nose, and ears all pierced with rings linked by delicate golden chains. Myke Cole, The New Republic, "The Sparta Fetish Is a Cultural Cancer," 1 Aug. 2019 Bigender [bahy-jen-der] | adjective (bigender people) Someone who identifies with two distinct genders, such as man/woman or woman/androgyne. WSJ, "Notable & Quotable: Gender," 2 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of androgyne

12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for androgyne

Middle English androgine, from Latin androgynus

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androgyne

noun
an·​dro·​gyne | \ ˈan-drə-ˌjīn How to pronounce androgyne (audio) \

Medical Definition of androgyne

: an androgynous individual; also : hermaphrodite

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