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 This makes sense considering his longtime dedication to designing genderless clothes, and the growing popularity of his unisex vegan leather bags that have an approachable price point. Sara Radin, refinery29.com, "Gap By Telfar Is The Most Perfect, Least Expected Pairing Of The Year," 20 Jan. 2020 This unisex 40mm offering, which also comes on a leather strap, has fans across the cultural landscape: John Mayer is a passionate IWC Pilot fan who repurposes his watch as a bed-side clock in hotel rooms. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, "13 Gifts for the Business Class Regular," 6 Dec. 2019 The unisex blue and white striped one-pieces are practical and adorable. Anna Lane, USA TODAY, "Cyber Monday 2019: The best Carter's and OshKosh deals," 2 Dec. 2019 Telfar has continued to break down gender norms within its company by providing unisex clothing, accessories, and its iconic shopping bag. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Telfar Debuts Fall 2020 Menswear Collection In Italy," 10 Jan. 2020 The line continues to carry a ’70s aesthetic — bright colors, tie-dye, denim and rhinestones, and is an examination of unisex streetwear, with spacious silhouettes, nods to athleisure, and graphic T-shirts. Tara C. Mahadevan, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago designer Letesha Renee’s Eugene Taylor Brand celebrates unisex, genderless clothes," 5 Dec. 2019 Byredo Rich cognac swirled with patchouli, violet and vanilla makes Slow Dance an intoxicating sweet, woody unisex scent; $260, at Nordstrom, The Grove or at byredo.com. 2. Meg Hemphill, The Hollywood Reporter, "6 Woodsy Scents for All Genders," 30 Oct. 2019 This iconic unisex fleece hoodie is a staple of athleisure, but it was designed with more than just style in mind. Noelle Ike, CNN Money, "The best fitness and health gifts for starting the new year off stronger than ever," 23 Dec. 2019 The woodsy scents of each product are also totally unisex. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Gifts for Your Friend Who Quit Their Job to Backpack Through Southeast Asia," 10 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective An army of mannequins dressed in the second season of Reebok's Meet You There unisex line was positioned in the middle of the gallery. Mark Elibert, Billboard, "Reebok's Spring/Summer 2020 Collection Fuses Its Heritage With Modernity," 15 Nov. 2019 Reed is also featured in Gucci’s new Mémoire d’une Odeur fragrance campaign—the fashion house’s first universal, unisex fragrance. Rebecca Dancer, Teen Vogue, "Designer Harris Reed Stars in Gucci’s New Gender-Neutral Fragrance Campaign," 7 Oct. 2019 Carina Chaz, the founder of DedCool, a unisex fragrance brand, is not one of those people. Glamour, "I’m 25, Live in L.A., and Spend $3,124 on My Beauty Routine," 15 Apr. 2019 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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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 18 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unisex

: designed for or used by both men and women

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