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



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


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Examples of unisex in a Sentence


the new unisex fragrances that appeal to today's metrosexuals

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Plenty of perfumers make unisex scents that utilize flowers prominently but not heavily. Adam Hurly, GQ, "These Are the Old School Grooming Rules You Should Be Breaking," 28 Mar. 2018 Hommes Oil Company carries sizes up to 4XL, each pair is priced under $70, and the prints feel unisex. Anny Choi, Vogue, "Hommes Oil Company, a Gas Station Chain Turned Swimwear Brand, Is Out, Proud, and Having a Good Time," 11 July 2018 In fact, she’s already released four: a unisex one named after her brother, Frankie Grande; a floral and marshmallow scent called Moonlight; a citrusy one called Sweet Like Candy; and a floral one called Ari by Ariana Grande. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Is Ariana Grande’s New Perfume Inspired by Her Love for Pete Davidson?," 18 June 2018 The product produced in tandem with the art is available exclusively at Barneys and Byredo stores, and includes an eau de parfum, hair perfume and hand cream, as well as several styles of canvas and leather bags, and unisex ready-to-wear pieces. Marcy Medina | Wwd, latimes.com, "Ben Gorham flies solo to celebrate Elevator Music, Byredo’s collaboration with Off-White," 25 May 2018 Launching April 30, KKW Body is not a unisex scent as some reports initially stated. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian's New KKW Perfume Is Inspired By Her Naked Body," 24 Apr. 2018 Meanwhile the design, although reminiscent of a lady’s flowing dress (and reportedly made to reflect Queen Victoria’s own wedding gown), was considered unisex and graced both male and female babies. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Fascinating History of Prince Louis's Christening Dress," 9 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

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


1966, in the meaning defined above


1966, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of unisex

: designed for or used by both men and women

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