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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]




  1. (LGBT) A gender-neutral title used instead of Mr (Mister), Mrs (Mistress), etc.
    • 2010, Sassafras Lowrey (editor), Kicked Out[4], 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, 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, 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).
    • 2020, Provincial Court of British Columbia, "A change in how parties and lawyers should introduce themselves in court," 16 December 2020:
      In the new Notice, the Court is asking people to state their name, title (sometimes called "salutation"), and pronouns to be used in the proceeding, and for lawyers to provide this information for their clients. For example: "My name is Ms. Jane Lee, spelled L-E-E. I use she/her pronouns. I am the lawyer for Mx. Joe Carter who uses they/them pronouns." ("Mx." is pronounced like the word "mix" and is a gender-neutral title/salutation.)
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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
  3. ^ “Pronunciation”, in The prevalence and pronunciation of the title Mx[3],, 2019

Etymology 2[edit]


Mx (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) Abbreviation of management.