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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a trendy boutique selling genderless accessories—bandannas, caps, bracelets, etc.
Recent Examples on the Web Diptyque Eau de Menthé Eau de Parfum Inspired by ancient Greece, Diptyque’s foray into fougère and genderless fragrance sought to elevate mint with a modern twist. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The 7 New Fragrances to Know This Summer," 6 June 2019 The 19 genderless pieces cost between €10 to €30, or roughly $11 to $33 USD. Melissa Locker, Smithsonian, "Designers Are Selling Expensive Clothes That Don’t Exist—and People Are Actually Buying Them," 15 Nov. 2019 At Palomo Spain, genderless boys floated down the runway in gorgeous chiffon dresses and capes. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Billy Porter On Why He Wore a Gown, Not a Tux, to the Oscars," 24 Feb. 2019 In more-progressive parts of the world, genderless fashion is nothing new, but for a place steeped in conservatism, like Russia, the idea is still rather niche. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "Meet the Designers Showing Gender-Neutral Clothing at Russia Fashion Week," 19 Apr. 2019 By now, many beauty brands are embracing the male consumer and creating more genderless makeup collections—and, as shown by Miller, there’s no reason Hollywood men shouldn’t lean into that on the step and repeat. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Ezra Miller Makes the Case for Lipstick on Men," 27 Feb. 2019 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

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First Known Use of genderless

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Genderless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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