androgynous

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From Latin androgynus(hermaphrodite), from Ancient Greek ἀνδρόγυνος(andrógunos, eunuch), from ἀνδρός(andrós) (genitive of ἀνήρ(anḗr, man)) + γυνή(gunḗ, woman) + -ous.

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androgynous ‎(comparative more androgynous, superlative most androgynous)

  1. Possessing the sex organs of both sexes. [from the earlier 17th c.]
  2. Pertaining to a feature or characteristic that is not definitively of either sex.
    Nicknames like Pat, Sam, and Chris are androgynous, used by both men and women.
  3. Possessing qualities of both sexes.
    • Owen
      The truth is, a great mind must be androgynous.

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