uni·​sex | \ ˈyü-nə-ˌseks How to pronounce unisex (audio) \

Definition of unisex

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the state or condition of not being distinguishable (as by hair or clothing) as to sex



Definition of unisex (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : not distinguishable as male or female a unisex face
2 : suitable or designed for both males and females unisex clothes

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Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of unisex in a Sentence

Adjective the new unisex fragrances that appeal to today's metrosexuals
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The black unisex shirts feature the phrase superimposed over a photo of Trump on the front of the shirt with the Biden-Harris logo below it. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Biden campaign capitalizes on viral debate moment by selling 'Will You Shut Up, Man' T-shirts," 30 Sep. 2020 As covetable as these new projects are, their unisex, for-every-taste scent selection is still the headliner, and Lil Fleur does not disappoint. Tatjana Freund, Marie Claire, "Why Byredo's Lil Fleur Fragrance Is Worth It," 10 June 2020 Inspiration from the Danish capital seeps through the company’s four unisex collections, all powered by Ronda quartz movements made in Switzerland. Melanie Abrams, New York Times, "In Denmark, Young Watch Brands Focus on Design," 30 Apr. 2020 Are Helping Others During the Coronavirus Pandemic The shirts, which come in unisex white with a black trim or women’s gray, are available in sizes XS-3XL on Out of Print’s website. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Children's Book Author Mo Willems Designs Special T-Shirt to Support Medical & Food Workers," 20 Apr. 2020 Reviewers claim this unisex hat provides great coverage and will keep your head cool, even in the hot summer sun. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "You can get unbeatable deals on Columbia fleeces, hiking boots and more," 24 Apr. 2020 The unisex hat, available in khaki and charcoal gray, also has a metal slide adjuster on the back to ensure a perfect fit. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "If Your Face Mask Hurts Your Ears, Try These Genius Hacks to Prevent Irritation," 23 Apr. 2020 While Cullen was deemed a male name in origin, Kyle also of Irish origin was actually considered a unisex name. Nicole Johnson, Good Housekeeping, "My Family Hated the Baby Names I Picked, But I Knew I Was Right," 21 Apr. 2020 The unisex style is striped in beautiful colors and features a drop sleeve, but each one is unique, so expect slight variations in style and color. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, "Swaddle Yourself in the Comfiest, Coziest (and Coolest) Robes on the Market," 17 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The shoes are unisex, with sizes ranging from a women's 4-5 and a men's 3-4 to a women's 13.5 and a men's 12. Amy Schulman, Travel + Leisure, "Amazon Shoppers ‘Can’t Believe How Comfortable’ These Water Shoes Are — and They’re Under $10," 26 Feb. 2021 His clothes were unisex from the start, at a time when that word wasn’t really part of the fashion vocabulary. New York Times, "The Year of Telfar," 21 Dec. 2020 Gender neutral or unisex names are becoming increasingly popular, especially as our culture's understanding of gender and gender identity evolves and expands. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, "100 Popular Baby Girl Names for 2021 That Won't Go Out of Style Anytime Soon," 17 Dec. 2020 It’s all unisex, something Anderson has long advocated for, and all easy to wear: not exactly Wildean, but well suited to how cerebral iconoclasts are dressing for this WFH moment. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Looking for the Secret of Life? Ask Oscar Wilde and JW Anderson," 30 Nov. 2020 The cozy t-shirts are unisex and come in sizes small to 2X. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Shop local: Here are 6 Kentucky-made gift ideas for the holiday shopping season," 11 Nov. 2020 Designed for dark skin tones, Melyon products are unisex and can be used by anyone. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Meet Melyon, a New Skin-Care Brand From Stockholm With Inclusivity at Its Core," 6 Nov. 2020 Like the other products from Fenty Skin, the new drop is 100-percent cruelty-free, recyclable and unisex. Gideon Grudo, NBC News, "New & Notable: Latest products from Amazon, Fenty, Allbirds and more," 26 Oct. 2020 Most of Frédéric Malle’s fragrances are unisex, and my favorites are Portrait of a Lady, Carnal Flower, and Lys Mediterranee. Caitlin Brody, Glamour, "Bethenny Frankel Buys a Lot of Home Decor, but These Affordable Stores Are Her Faves," 29 Sep. 2020

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1966, in the meaning defined above


1966, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unisex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unisex. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unisex

: designed for or used by both men and women

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