feminized

adjective fem·i·nized \ ˈfe-mə-ˌnīzd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of feminized

: made feminine or more feminine
  • … the crucial influence of gay subculture on every style from the Teds [=teddy boys] to the 'feminized New Man' of the late 1980s has been thoroughly discussed …
  • —Margaret Sarkissian
: notably female or feminine in quality or character
  • But as detective-readers schooled by a patriarchal ideology, we might overlook the most telling sign of woman's presence: the playful, sensual, feminized textuality which utterly frustrates a masculine desire-to-know.
  • —Jeanne Holland
  • Other employees have feminized objects on their desks: artificial flowers, birthday cards, picture frames, souvenir lighters.
  • —Susan Daitch

First Known Use of feminized

1652


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