from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. hermaphroditism
  • n. A state of appearing to be neither feminine nor masculine

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Union of both sexes in one individual; hermaphroditism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being androgynous; union of sexes in one individual; hermaphroditism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. showing characteristics of both sexes


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • When, in a reflection of a growing industry trend, Tisci decided to base his autumn/winter collection around the idea of androgyny, there was one person he wanted above all, and - to his delight - she said yes.

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  • When my body crossed over from socially acceptable ripped chick to freaky androgyny, it was noticeable for me in my day-to-day interactions.

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  • She must have eventually adopted that withholding androgyny, to assuage her convictions, but also to assimilate her ever-ticking intellect in the minds of the men around her.

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  • It is a dark and disturbing exploration of abuse, androgyny and the pre-teen brutality of boys.

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  • Candy is, 'The first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations.'

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  • Not even Adam and Eve went so far in their admission of guilt and nakedness, but perhaps a man whose mother once dressed him as a girl and trimmed his crop to suit, and crooned to him as “Ernestine,” had some old scores to settle in the androgyny column.

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  • But mostly what makes this blissed-out magic work so well is the pitch perfect lyricism sung with the breathy androgyny of Victoria Legrand.

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  • Macheath's shock of blond hair and the corset he wears under his sparkly suit give him a hint of androgyny as well as danger.

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  • In closing their Introduction, the editors of this handsome volume remark that "scholars of the novel everywhere owe a great debt to these innovative and creative minds that have ferreted out Jack London's predilictions and his prescience in such far-ranging and contemporary topics as gender-race, homosexuality, heterosexuality, humor, power, androgyny, and masculine identity."

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  • (I don't recommend that one - especially not to females, but they might try androgyny) Sheesh!

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