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

Definition of androgyne

: one that is androgynous

Examples of androgyne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In that vein, this is also possibly the studio's queerest movie, featuring as one of its few likable characters a flamboyant Ziggy Stardust androgyne, the high-end thrift shop owner Artie (John McCrea). Sara Stewart, CNN, 29 May 2021 With the cessation of lactation the female reenters somer and becomes once more a perfect androgyne. Harold Bloom, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2020 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, 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, 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, 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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

Medical Definition of androgyne

: an androgynous individual also : hermaphrodite

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