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

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androgyny

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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

Origin and Etymology of androgynous

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


First Known Use: 1651


ANDROGYNOUS Defined for English Language Learners

androgynous

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

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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