Complete Definition of "androgynous"

English

Etymology
L. androgynus (hermaphrodite) < Gr. á¼Î½Î´ÏÏγÏÎ½Î¿Ï (eunuch) < á¼Î½Î´ÏÏÏ (genitive of á¼Î½Î®Ï, man) + γÏνή (woman) + -ous.

Adjective
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  1. Pertaining to a characteristic that is not definitively male or female.

#: Names like Terry, Pat, and Jean are androgynous because they can be given to both men and women.

  1. A condition in which gender is unknown, ambivalent, indeterminate, or neuter.
  2. Possessing qualities of both sexes.
  3. Possessing both male and female sex organs.

Related terms
androgyny

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