from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Designed for or suitable to both sexes: unisex clothing; unisex hairstyles.
  • adj. Not distinguished or distinguishable on the basis of sex; androgynous in appearance: cultivated a unisex look.
  • n. Elimination or absence of sexual distinctions, especially in dress.

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  • adj. Designed to be suitable to both sexes.
  • adj. Not distinguished on the basis of sex.

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

  • adj. not distinguished on the basis of sex


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  • The prefix uni- often means "characterized by one thing," but in this word and in the word unisex it is more like "both."

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  • As a so-called unisex scent, this blatant ‘shock-value’ name fails on two levels.

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  • And its about the only one which can be classified as a unisex white flower fragrance!

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  • Today he was wearing what I sort of called a unisex wig that sort of had remnants or reminders of a bit of Austin Powers, maybe when Austin Powers gets to be around 70 years old, sort of a pageboy blondish blond wig, that ` s how I would best describe it.

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  • The 1970s vogue for what was rather unsexily termed "unisex" styles matching big hair and top-to-toe denim was actually the realisation of the 1960s civil rights dream of equality.

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  • "It seems like we are about the last state of all 50 holding onto this so-called unisex insurance provision," said Sen. Gary Perry, R-Manhattan.

  • The reason that scent was such a hit wasn't the campaign or that the idea of unisex scents were so new, but that the scent was the right one at the right time: bright bergamot, sparkling hedione and a skin-musk drydown as addictive as crack.

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  • The newspaper reports that Walters and partner Bill Geddie are "quietly developing a 'unisex' spinoff of 'The View' that will attempt to inject a male perspective into the topics of the day."

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  • The loosening up of clothing for women in the 1970s, begun by "unisex" fashions and kicked into high gear by feminists and Lesbians, occurred not from women who tried to dress "like men" but by women who pointedly said "I'm dressing like a woman, this is how women dress" as they rejected the boxes.


  • The solution was to turn some of the men's bathrooms into "unisex" bathrooms.

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  • Hmm...either I have uselessness cooties or else the 70s....Oh, wait! It's part of my "ends in X" list!

    Thank heavens. Neither of those sounded very appealing. ;-)

    July 12, 2007

  • Or perhaps the '70s sneaked up behind you when you weren't looking.

    July 12, 2007

  • You know that "random word" link at the bottom of the page?

    I sneezed it there.

    July 12, 2007

  • Odd...I don't remember why I have this word listed. Must be something I caught from uselessness. ;-)

    July 11, 2007

  • To me, this word says "the 1970s."

    July 11, 2007