enby

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation spelling of the letters NB for non-binary.

Noun[edit]

enby (plural enbies)

  1. (slang, neologism) A person who is non-binary; that is, a person whose gender identity is not strictly male nor female.
    • 2014, Kevin McGowan, Game, set and match to the PC brigade, in What Got Done This Year?, Quench (Cardiff University), issue 145, September 2014, page 10:
      Let's be honest, Barker probably wasn't thinking about potential ball enbies (non-binary people) at the time. But on the off chance there was a non-binary kid working at Wimbledon, imagine the difference it might have made to their mood.

Adjective[edit]

enby (not comparable)

  1. (slang, neologism) non-binary; having a gender identity that is neither male nor female.
    • 2017, S. Bear Bergman and Meg-John Barker, Genderqueer and Non-Binary Genders, Palgrave Macmillan, page 43:
      For non-binary-identified (or, to use my current favourite term, enby) people, this is magnified by the fact that while most of everyone except Germaine Greer and Donald Trump are prepared to recognise that trans people do exist these days, the enby population is still struggling up that hill []

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