bigender

adjective

bi·​gen·​der bī-ˈjen-dər How to pronounce bigender (audio)
variants or less commonly bi-gender
1
: designed for or including the male and female genders
Yet in this way, in its yoking of different sympathies between male and female characters, "Love" stands as a model of a new trend in TV: the bigender sitcom.John Semley
A bipartisan and bi-gender group of Washington lawmakers has introduced a measure that would require all new federal buildings to be built with equal numbers of toilets in the men's and women's restrooms.The St. Petersburg (Florida) Times
2
: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is a combination of more than one gender or is sometimes one gender and sometimes another gender : gender-fluid, genderqueer
A bigender person might alter their gender expression at different times and might not.Katy Steinmetz
Some bi-gender people have a separate female persona and male persona, but others can have shades of grey between the two.Lizzie Parry

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bigender was in 1926

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“Bigender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bigender. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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