gen·​der·​less | \ ˈjen-dər-ləs How to pronounce genderless (audio) \

Definition of genderless

1 : lacking qualities typically associated with either sex
2 : suitable to or for either sex also : not reflective of the experiences, prejudices, or orientations of one sex more than the other genderless language

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genderlessness noun

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Examples of genderless in a Sentence

a trendy boutique selling genderless accessories—bandannas, caps, bracelets, etc.
Recent Examples on the Web The brand is also genderless, so don’t be surprised if your wife wears them around the house. Cassell Ferere, Forbes, 10 June 2021 In India and parts of the Middle East, men wore rose and women wore oudh (though it should be said that this genderless approach to scent did not translate into societies that were any less gendered). New York Times, 10 May 2021 There, the clothing is presented in a genderless way. Julissa James, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2021 The scents are also genderless, reflecting the cofounders’ intention to be inclusive of all genders and identities. Angela Lei, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 There are precious few buyers and retailers who are already operating in a genderless space. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 25 Nov. 2020 The offering is also largely genderless, something that is reflected in the brand’s logo (which is sometimes used to look like a bootleg designer monogram, as seen here). Christian Allaire, Vogue, 9 Dec. 2020 To execute a genderless retail model, the buying teams have to work closely together and on occasion defy the binary codes for separate menswear and womenswear appointments set by the industry. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 25 Nov. 2020 The Pakistani American aspires to make forms that are genderless, country-less. Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of genderless

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Jun 2021

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“Genderless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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