de·​gen·​der·​ize dē-ˈjen-də-ˌrīz How to pronounce degenderize (audio)
degenderized; degenderizing

transitive verb

: to eliminate any reference to a specific gender in (something, such as a word, text, or act)

Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of degenderize was in 1987

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Cite this Entry

“Degenderize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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