being both male and female; hermaphroditic.
having both masculine and feminine characteristics.
having an ambiguous sexual identity.
neither clearly masculine nor clearly feminine in appearance:
the androgynous look of many rock stars.
Botany. having staminate and pistillate flowers in the same inflorescence.
The feature, titled “Gender Agenda,” explores how androgyny is changing the fashion industry and motivates trends.
Lauren Hutton Uses Shoes As Weapons; Tatler’s Controversial Breast List The Fashion Beast Team April 18, 2013
I felt it would be a useful challenge to let go of those things and embrace something else—to embrace my androgyny.
Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie on Brienne of Tarth’s Epic S4 Finale Showdown with The Hound Marlow Stern June 15, 2014
These customers are not aiming for androgyny, just an alternative definition of femininity.
Paris Fashion Week: Redefining Femininity at Comme des Garçons and Rick Owens Robin Givhan September 29, 2012
His androgyny wasn’t dangerous in the same way Lou Reed’s was in the early ’70s, or as comical as Warrant’s Janie Lane.
My Hair Metal Hero Peter Lauria April 25, 2010
But unlike the usual depiction of androgyny, in which women are defeminized, Taralis allowed men to reveal their softer side.
France’s Next Generation of Designers: Cédric Charlier, Nicolas Andreas Taralis, Anthony Vaccarello Robin Givhan September 25, 2012
There are many others getting their footing, like androgyny and Original Tomboy, all manly duds for anyone.
Look Who’s Wearing The Pants: Haute Butch’s Gender-Blending Style Nina Strochlic October 23, 2014
Starting with the idea of androgyny, you argue that there is a woman in every man, and vice versa.
Living Black & Gay in the ’50s Alain Mabanckou December 2, 2014
(botany) having male and female flowers in the same inflorescence, as cuckoo pint
having male and female characteristics; hermaphrodite
1833; see androgynous.
1620s, from Latin androgynus, from Greek androgynos “hermaphrodite, male and female in one; womanish man;” as an adjective (of baths) “common to men and women,” from andros, genitive of aner “male” (see anthropo-) + gyne “woman” (see queen).
androgyny an·drog·y·ny (ān-drŏj’ə-nē)
The condition of having both masculine and feminine characteristics, as in appearance, attitude, or behavior.
an·drog’y·nous (-nəs) adj.
Having both female and male characteristics.
androgyny noun (ān-drŏj’ə-nē)
an automaton in the form of a human being. Contemporary Examples The android Market has only about 10,000 apps at present—a 7-Eleven to Apple’s Wal-Mart. Google’s Drool-Worthy Smartphone Software Nicholas Ciarelli November 7, 2009 It makes the iPhone seem old and outdated, and makes android phones seem big and clunky. Nokia Lumia 900 Boasts Sleeker, […]
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android pelvis android pelvis n. A masculine or funnel-shaped pelvis.
the study of the functions and diseases peculiar to males, especially of the reproductive organs. noun the branch of medicine concerned with diseases in men, esp of the reproductive organs noun the scientific study of diseases particular to males, esp. the male sex organs Word Origin Greek andros ‘man’
Classical Mythology. the wife of Hector and mother of Astyanax. (italics) a tragedy (c419 b.c.) by Euripides. Historical Examples Captain Byron of the Andromache, an active and diligent officer, watched their motions with such attention, that on the 8th inst. Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II Sir John Ross Compare the […]