Mx

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See also: MX, .mx, and Mx.

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Etymology 1[edit]

Coined based on Mr and Ms, with x chosen as a "wildcard" character. First used in print in 1977.[1][2]

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Mx

  1. (LGBT, neologism, uncommon) A gender-neutral title used instead of Mr (Mister), Mrs (Mistress), etc.
    • 2010, Sassafras Lowrey (editor), Kicked Out[3], page 216:
      Mx. Mirage. I am a radically queer trannyboi with a big mouth.
    • 2013, Heinz Duthel, Kathoey Ladyboy: Thailand’s Got Talent, Books on Demand (2013), ISBN 9783848232000, page 84:
      It has been proposed that in addition to the honorific Mr. for male and Ms. for female, that the honorific Mx. be used for intersexuals []
    • 2014, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (ed. Laura Erickson-Schroth), Oxford University Press (2014), ISBN 9780199325351, page 559:
      One of the most well-known gender nonconforming cabaret artists (who now works primarily in full length cabaret shows) is Mx Justin Vivian Bond.
    • 2015, Elizabeth A. Harris, "Barnard College, After Much Discussion, Decides to Accept Transgender Women", The New York Times, 4 June 2015:
      “I think the thing that was most surprising was how supportive and gung-ho a lot older alums were,” said Mx. LoSchiavo, who graduated this year (and would have been admitted under the new policy, having identified as a female at the time of application).
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  1. ^ “The Growing Use of Mx as a Gender-inclusive Title in the UK”, in UKtrans.into[1], 20 August 2013, retrieved 16 November 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 “A Gender-Neutral Honorific”, in Words We're Watching[2], Merriam-Webster, 2015

Etymology 2[edit]

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Mx

  1. (medicine) Management.

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