gen·​dered | \ ˈjen-dərd How to pronounce gendered (audio) \

Definition of gendered

: reflecting the experience, prejudices, or orientations of one sex more than the other gendered language also : reflecting or involving gender differences or stereotypical gender roles

Examples of gendered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Secondly, stop forcing people to come out by asking direct, gendered questions. Rosie Mulford,, "Why I Shouldn’t Have To Come Out Again (And Again) In 2020," 2 Jan. 2020 The move comes after nine sixth-grade Girl Scouts from a local troop recommended the council take steps to remove gendered language in the town charter. Peter Marteka,, "After a push from local Girl Scouts, the South Windsor town council will consider removing gendered language from its charter," 19 Nov. 2019 But the ruling is being appealed today at the U.K. Court of Appeal, in a case being brought by non-gendered activist Christie Elan-Cane. Rachael Bunyan, Time, "U.K. Government Taken to Court Over Refusal to Issue Gender Neutral Passports," 3 Dec. 2019 After a push from local Girl Scouts, the South Windsor town council will consider removing gendered language from its charter., "Nov. 20, 2019: Open 19 hours a day, seven days a week," 20 Nov. 2019 After relocating to Denver in 2014, Bee worked as an educator at the Aveda Institute and as a stylist at Ashe Atelier, an inclusive and non-gendered Denver hair space now called Above Ground. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "This non-gendered “hair space” in RiNo is creating community through haircuts," 14 Nov. 2019 Even though more artists are identifying as nonbinary, and theater awards in Canada and several American cities have done away with gendered prizes, there seems to be scant momentum in the bigger awards organizations to make the switch. New York Times, "Why the Oscars, Emmys and Tonys Are Not Ready for They and Them," 16 Oct. 2019 The Grammys did away with gendered awards as part of the 2011 overhaul. Paul Grein, Billboard, "U.K.'s BRIT Awards Cut Categories, Eliminate Fan Voting, Give Artists More Control Of Performances," 5 Nov. 2019 The decision of whether to remove gendered language from the South Windsor Town Charter, as recommended by a local Girl Scout troop, will have to wait until a new town council is voted in on Election Day. Peter Marteka,, "South Windsor town council could take up Girl Scout troop’s recommendations to adopt gender neutral language in charter," 28 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of gendered

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gendered

gender entry 1 + -ed entry 1

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14 Jan 2020

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“Gendered.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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