non·​sex·​ist ˌnän-ˈsek-sist How to pronounce nonsexist (audio)
: not biased or discriminating against persons on the basis of sex
especially : not discriminating against women
nonsexist language
a nonsexist worldview

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web With men being held accountable to a higher, nonsexist standard these days, shouldn't women also follow the same? Ed Stockly,, 26 Jan. 2018 Eight years, and still this nonsexist nomenclature has a funny ring to it. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 21 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonsexist was in 1971

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“Nonsexist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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