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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androgynous, unisex, unisexual



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Examples of genderless in a Sentence

a trendy boutique selling genderless accessories—bandannas, caps, bracelets, etc.

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More genderless beauty representation in 2019 and beyond, please. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Love Magazine's David Beckham Cover Showing Off His Green Eyeshadow Is Incredible," 9 Jan. 2019 Initially started by designer Rosa Rendl as a college design project, the brand relaunched in May to emphasize its new approach to swim as a neutral, genderless category. Indya Brown, The Cut, "The Anti-Skimpy Swimsuit Brand to Know," 12 July 2018 While the MTV Movie & TV Awards have introduced genderless categories and included LGBTQ+ nominees in their best kiss category, the BET Awards are stubbornly singing the same old predictable tunes., "The BET Awards Used To Lead; Now They're Falling Behind," 25 June 2018 The Lex Eaux collection is nearly flowerless, which is what allowed them to take on a genderless identity, Polge adds. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chanel Just Launched Three Unisex Fragrances That Will Change The Way You Think About Chanel Perfume," 21 June 2018 For the second year in a row, actors will compete in genderless categories for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards. Editors, USA TODAY, "Verizon's 'unlimited' mobile plan, MTV Movie & TV Awards: 5 things you need to know Monday," 18 June 2018 In an interview with Glamour magazine, conducted by none other than Black-ish star Yara Shahidi, Zendaya eloquently explained why genderless clothing is so important. Melissa Minton, Teen Vogue, "Zendaya Talks Genderless Clothing and Size-Inclusive Fashion with Yara Shahidi," 2 Oct. 2017 We are told that Searyl may be the first baby in the world with a genderless government ID. Author: Leonard Pitts, Alaska Dispatch News, "Genderless humanity is a bridge too far," 9 July 2017 Katy Perry hosts this year's show, which features all-genderless categories for the first time ever. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Watch This: 14 Movies and TV Shows You Absolutely Can't Miss This Week," 27 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of genderless

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of genderless was in 1869

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