gen·​der·​queer | \ ˈjen-dər-ˌkwir How to pronounce genderqueer (audio) \

Definition of genderqueer

: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity cannot be categorized as solely male or female Genderqueer is a relatively new term that is used by a few different groups. Some people identify as genderqueer because their gender identity is androgynous.— Laura Erickson-Schroth

Other Words from genderqueer

genderqueer noun
Some genderqueers see themselves as a combination of feminine and masculine. Others (like me) see themselves as neither masculine nor feminine. Some genderqueers consider themselves trans and others (including me) do not. — Shannon E. Wyss

Examples of genderqueer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Transgender males, nonbinary or genderqueer and transgender females considered and attempted suicide at the highest rates. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 4 May 2022 The Dawson's Creek alum also requested support for Gender Infinity, which provides services to transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming people and their families. Abigail Adams,, 18 Mar. 2022 Of this 27% of the total sample, the majority are female, and 4.2% are nonbinary, genderqueer and trans people. Katie Shapiro, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 Schneider's Twitter is full of comments from grateful parents of trans and genderqueer children, thanking her for being a role model. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 13 Jan. 2022 Hurcum, 23, is genderqueer and agender, and was elected unanimously last year by the City Council in Bangor, Wales, after serving as deputy mayor for a year, North Wales Live reported. NBC News, 13 May 2021 Several major characters played by non-professionals include genderqueer Tatín, in real life from a neighbouring village to Atotonilco, who takes on the fictional role of the owner of a thriving hairdressing salon. John Hopewell, Variety, 12 Jan. 2022 Reuben also represents nonfiction authors Brandon Webb and John David Mann turned thriller writers with Steel Fear, body positivity influencer Katie Sturino and genderqueer poet and activist Andrea Gibson. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Jan. 2022 Jorge and Henry juggle careers and their relationship; Sol and Miles, too, juggle all that on top of Miles' aforementioned child (who happens to be genderqueer – though, again, not the cause of conflict). David Oliver, USA TODAY, 13 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of genderqueer

1995, in the meaning defined above

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14 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Genderqueer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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