gen·​der-flu·​id ˈjen-dər-ˈflü-əd How to pronounce gender-fluid (audio)
variants or gender fluid or less commonly genderfluid
: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is not fixed
Gender-fluid individuals prefer to remain flexible about their gender(s). Some dress in ways that reflect both genders at the same time, while others may express one gender one day and another gender another day.Kristin Cronn-Mills
The scene also reveals Stella as gender fluid—someone who identifies as both boy and girl, sometimes skewing more heavily toward one gender than the other.Mackenzie Dawson
Some genderfluid folks and drag artists use … "he," "she," or "they" based on how they're presenting.Delilah Friedler
gender fluidity noun
Gender fluidity is the ability to freely and knowingly become one or many of a limitless number of genders, for any length of time, at any rate of change. Gender fluidity recognizes no borders or rules of gender. Kate Bornstein

Examples of gender-fluid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Isn’t that fantasy of the gender-fluid gigolo appealing to all genders, and ingrained in our collective memory? Tiziana Cardini, Vogue, 19 Apr. 2024 Soon after, Ureña publicly came out as gender-fluid and transgender and started wearing dresses and makeup in official appearances. Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2024 Ureña publicly came out as gender-fluid and transgender after her reelection in 2022 and eventually started wearing dresses and makeup in official appearances. Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2024 In 2019, Williams spoke about embracing the different parts of his character by using gender-fluid pronouns. Jack Guy, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024 With Puig, the designer launched his first beauty line in 2022, which consists of 10 gender-fluid eau de parfums informed by his paradise-like garden outside Antwerp and 30 lipsticks. Laure Guilbault, Vogue, 19 Mar. 2024 There are many ways to experience gender fluidity and several even more specific identities within the gender-fluid spectrum. Thaddeus Cramer, Parents, 13 Sep. 2023 Scrolling through graphic images and growing death tolls on social media has only angered the gender-fluid artist more over the United States' role in aiding Israel. USA TODAY, 5 Mar. 2024 The Chinese label subverting masculine stereotypes for a ‘gender-fluid generation’ Zhang’s appointment as Vogue China’s editorial director in 2021 came as something of a surprise. Christy Choi, CNN, 27 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gender-fluid was in 1993

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“Gender-fluid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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