non·​nor·​ma·​tive ˌnän-ˈnȯr-mə-tiv How to pronounce nonnormative (audio)
: not conforming to, based on, or employing norm : not normative
nonnormative expressions of gender

Examples of nonnormative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the piece was also about Mr. Hoghe himself, his memories of history and reflections on his own nonnormative body. Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times, 31 May 2021 Having a nonnormative gender identity and preferring the use of nonstandard pronouns means that I am often misgendered by people who have just met me. Lucy Parks, Outside Online, 22 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonnormative was in 1909

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“Nonnormative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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