androgynous

adjective an·drog·y·nous \ an-ˈdrä-jə-nəs \
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018
1 : having the characteristics or nature of both male and female
  • androgynous heroines
2 a : neither specifically feminine nor masculine
  • the androgynous pronoun them
b : suitable to or for either sex
  • androgynous clothing
3 : having traditional male and female roles obscured or reversed
  • an androgynous marriage

androgynously

adverb

androgyny

play \an-ˈdrä-jə-nē\ noun

Examples of androgynous in a Sentence

  1. the androgynous hairdos favored by the hip

  2. an actor whose androgynous looks are at the heart of his appeal

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Origin and Etymology of androgynous

Latin androgynus hermaphrodite, from Greek androgynos, from andr- + gynē woman — more at queen

ANDROGYNOUS Defined for English Language Learners

androgynous

  • : having both male and female characteristics or qualities

  • : suitable for both men and women


Medical Dictionary

androgynous

adjective an·drog·y·nous \ an-ˈdräj-ə-nəs \
: having the characteristics or nature of both male and female

androgyny

play \-nē\ noun, plural androgynies


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