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Definition of "androgynous" []

  • Biology Having both female and male characteristics; hermaphroditic. (adjective)
  • Being neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine, as in dress, appearance, or behavior. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "androgynous" in a sentence
  • "Peter Filichia of The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., has a feature about comedian Julia Sweeney best known as the androgynous "Pat" on "Saturday Night Live" and her one-woman stage show, "Letting Go of God," in which she talks about how she became an atheist."
  • "(Soundbite of song from album “Empty Houses Are Lonely”) CHRISTIAN HOARD reporting: On first listen to Tom Brosseau's mostly acoustic songs, his biggest asset seems to be a voice that recalls the androgynous swoops and swoons of sensitive compatriots, like Jeff Buckley and Devendra Banhart."
  • "In an article about basketball player Brittney Griner, she is described as androgynous, not "model-pretty," and manly - because she's tall."