unisex

noun
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

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

The collection, named BT21, will feature a range of 12 unisex shirts. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "BTS Is Launching a T-Shirt Collection With Uniqlo and I'm Ready," 19 June 2019 These 3-layer pants are cut in a unisex size and made with comfortable and forgiving fabrics that give the rider maximum mobility. Cameron Martindell, WIRED, "Buying Guide: The Best Summer Cycling Gear," 13 June 2019 With a minimalist, monochromatic design and a range of five ear tip sizes, the Final E5000s are the definition of unisex hardware. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Final E5000 review: delicate bass cannons," 11 June 2019 The unisex style, called Tread by Everlane, costs less than $100 (love) and is available in men’s sizes 7 to 13 and women’s sizes 5 to 12. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Everlane's First-Ever Unisex Sneakers Are Eco-Friendly and Under $100," 18 Apr. 2019 Pam and Alida wore proper matching bathing suits with skirts that Tonne and I, clad in our unisex bathing trunks, thought very fancy. Wendy Goodman, ELLE Decor, "Averell Harriman’s Legendary Long Island Home Sparked One Editor's Lifelong Love of Design," 22 May 2019 The big surprise is how much of the line functions as unisex. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Victoria Beckham Has Teamed Up With Reebok on a New Athleticwear Collection—And You’re Going to Want Everything," 22 Jan. 2019 The fragrances within the line boast a clean bill of health, ticking the boxes on unisex, nontoxic, vegan, and cruelty-free, and all made from U.S. ingredients at her small facility in Culver City, California. Glamour, "I’m 25, Live in L.A., and Spend $3,124 on My Beauty Routine," 15 Apr. 2019 Take Gucci’s Alessandro Michele or Palomo Spain’s Alejandro Gómez Palomo, two creatives who have remained defiantly unisex in their approach to design. Vogue, "Why So Many Male Celebs Are Embracing the Pretty Lace Top," 5 Apr. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

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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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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