non·​nor·​ma·​tive | \ ˌnän-ˈnȯr-mə-tiv How to pronounce nonnormative (audio) \

Definition of nonnormative

: not conforming to, based on, or employing norm : not normative nonnormative expressions of gender

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "How Being LGBTQ Affected My AT Thru-Hike," 22 Jan. 2020

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonnormative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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