unisex

noun
uni·​sex | \ ˈyü-nə-ˌseks \

Definition of unisex

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

unisex

adjective

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 & Antonyms for unisex

Synonyms: Adjective

androgynous, genderless, unisexual

Antonyms: Adjective

gendered

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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

Nécessaire, the duo’s five-piece unisex line launching this month, is the fruit of all their brainstorming. Molly Creeden, Vogue, "This New Sex Positive Body Care Line Will Revolutionize Your Bathroom—And Your Bedroom," 15 Nov. 2018 The pieces are meant to be unisex, with a utilitarian, streetwear edge. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Remember the Name Olivia Oblanc: She’s Adidas Originals and Kendall Jenner’s Latest Collaborator," 6 Nov. 2018 Printed on Bella + Canvas 3001 unisex shirts in multiple colors and plenty of sizes (everything from S-4XL), our shirts are 100 percent combed and ring-spun cotton (except for heather, which contains some polyester). Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, "Caffeinate in style with an Ars Technica mug—now cheaper than ever," 12 Oct. 2018 Rendered in light blue, this unisex hat may start fights over who gets to wear it. Max Berlinger, The Seattle Times, "Move over fedora, the bucket hat is back," 16 Aug. 2018 What's more is that brands like Malin + Goetz, Jo Malone, and Comme des Garçons have proved that unisex fragrances can — and do — sell. Helena Yeung, Teen Vogue, "Kim Kardashian Responds to Unisex Body Fragrance Comments on Social Media," 30 Apr. 2018 While much of the collection clung to Mrs. West's famous frame, other pieces—slouchy neon orange tops, mock-necks, and cargo pants—offered new spins on prior seasons’ exaggerated unisex sizing. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West and Kylie Jenner Continue to Roll Out Yeezy Season 7 for the Paparazzi," 14 June 2018 There are four unisex products: Lift and Firm Eye Cream, Advanced Recovery Serum, Dual Action Cleansing Gel, and the Face and Décolletage Cream. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Paris Hilton Is Now a Skin-Care Expert," 6 July 2018 The brand created a perfume inspired by Bergamotto di Positano, a warm citrusy unisex scent with a romantic history. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Here’s What The Royal Wedding Will Smell Like," 6 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

His first collection, staged in the brand’s corporate offices with a set by Sterling Ruby, drew from diner uniforms, Westerns, and classic cinema, presenting an artistic, unisex vision. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Raf Simons Departs Calvin Klein," 22 Dec. 2018 The Vivoactive 3 is the more powerful, unisex version of the Vivomove HR and the more accessible version of the Fenix 5 wearable that starts at $599. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Vivoactive 3 review: Garmin’s often the underdog, often the better choice," 12 Oct. 2017 Like her first, Jo Loves focuses on sleek, unisex fragrances in all formats: candles, colognes, and creams. Mark Ellwood, Bloomberg.com, "A Simple Smell May Be the Perfect Fix for Many of Your Travel Woes," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of unisex

Noun

1966, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1966, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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unisex

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unisex

: designed for or used by both men and women

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