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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.
Contemporary Examples

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)

Female pseudohermaphroditism.

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)


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