androgyny

noun an·drog·y·ny \ an-ˈdrä-jə-nē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of androgyny

:the quality or state of being neither specifically feminine or masculine :the combination of feminine and masculine characteristics :the quality or state of being androgynous
  • For this brand, wearing unisex clothing perpetuates androgyny that pervades runways and our own culture.
  • —Dylan Leavitt
  • And though he was singing to women, he reveled in androgyny, appearing onstage in high heels, frilly shirts and revealing chaps.
  • —Jack Riedy
  • … I felt like someone else was seeing what I had seen in myself: that my inner sense of androgyny was reflected in ways I carried myself like a man.
  • —Delacey Skinner
  • The natural androgyny of old age has acquired no appeal. The tendency of male and female bodies to resemble each other in late maturity is still conventionally ridiculous and deplorable …
  • —Anne Hollander

First Known Use of androgyny

1836


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