unisex

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A sign for a unisex restroom (sense 1) in the United States.

From uni- (prefix meaning ‘one, single’) +‎ sex.[1]

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Adjective[edit]

unisex (not comparable)

  1. Not distinguished on the basis of sex or gender; suitable for any sex or gender. [from 1960s]
    Kim is a unisex name.
  2. (dated) Of or pertaining to only one sex or gender; unisexual. [from 1910s]

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Noun[edit]

unisex (uncountable)

  1. The state of not being distinguished on the basis of sex or gender; the state of being suitable for any sex or gender. [from 1960s]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ unisex, adj. and n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, June 2018; “unisex, adj. and n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

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Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

unisex (indeclinable)

  1. unisex

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English unisex, equivalent to uni- +‎ sex.

Adjective[edit]

unisex (invariable)

  1. unisex

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French unisexe.

Adjective[edit]

unisex m or f or n (indeclinable)

  1. unisex

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌuniˈseɡs/, [ˌu.niˈseɣ̞s]

Adjective[edit]

unisex (invariable)

  1. unisex

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