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uni·​sex ˈyü-nə-ˌseks How to pronounce unisex (audio)
: the state or condition of not being distinguishable (as by hair or clothing) as to sex


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

Examples of unisex in a Sentence

Adjective the new unisex fragrances that appeal to today's young people
Recent Examples on the Web
Available in two sizes, the socks are unisex, although they may be listed as boys’ socks on some sites. Maya Polton, Parents, 28 Mar. 2024 Now available, the Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG sneakers are unisex, but come in men’s sizes, while the shoes also come in sizes for big kids and little kids with prices starting at $85 at nike.com. Rudie Obias, Variety, 24 Feb. 2024 Helmed by Venus Lo, the brand is built upon unisex design and upcycling with a focus on hand-knitting and crocheting. Gemma A. Williams, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The collection, which is unisex and filled with soft-as-butter mohair zip-ups, denim button-ups, and slouchy beanies, launched earlier this year. Vogue, 11 Feb. 2024 The step-through frame (what used to be called the girl’s frame) is now unisex. Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Styles range from tops and bottoms to footwear and accessories with a unisex vibe. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 2 Feb. 2024 But there’s now an intriguing crop of newcomers, too, including unisex vintage store Dunno. Jonathan Thompson, Travel + Leisure, 1 Feb. 2024 Ally McBeal fans remember that the show had a unisex office bathroom, decades before all-gender bathrooms were common. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 15 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use


1966, in the meaning defined above


1966, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unisex was in 1966

Dictionary Entries Near unisex

Cite this Entry

“Unisex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unisex. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: suitable or designed for both males and females
unisex clothing
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