androgynous

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adjective an·drog·y·nous \an-ˈdrä-jə-nəs\

Definition of androgynous

  1. 1 :  having the characteristics or nature of both male and female androgynous heroines

  2. 2a :  neither specifically feminine nor masculine the androgynous pronoun themb :  suitable to or for either sex androgynous clothing

  3. 3 :  having traditional male and female roles obscured or reversed an androgynous marriage

androgynously

adverb

androgyny

play \-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

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adjective

Definition of androgynous for English Language Learners

  • : having both male and female characteristics or qualities

  • : suitable for both men and women


Medical Dictionary

androgynous

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adjective an·drog·y·nous \an-ˈdräj-ə-nəs\

Medical Definition of androgynous

  1. :  having the characteristics or nature of both male and female

androgyny

\-nē\play noun plural

androgynies



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