Definitions

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

  • n. An androgynous individual.

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  • n. An androgynous plant.

Etymologies

French, from Old French, from Latin androgynus; see androgynous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Looniest of all are the two Dromios, Nance Williamson and Gabra Zackman, whom Mr. Rhoads and Amy Clark, the costume designer, have made over in the surreal image of Pat, the androgyne played by Julia Sweeney on "Saturday Night Live."

    He's a Young Prince in a Jam

  • Subsequently the NTPA was formed and it is hoped that we now exist to represent and provide support to serving and retired Police Officers, Police Staff and Special Constables with any gender identity issue including, but not exclusively, Trans men, Trans women, people who are Transgender, androgyne or intersex and people who cross dress

    Blast From The Past « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Vividly evoked exoticism, the queasy link between space travel and sex - polymorphous perversity the only human link androgyne astronauts can hope for - and sheer narrative pace.

    MIND MELD: Memorable Short Stories to Add to Your Reading List (Part 1 of 2)

  • A fashionable androgyne, Paul Wharton, acts quickly to gin up some ill will between two of the women, betraying confidences with the sassy snap of a finger.

    As new Housewives divide and conquer D.C., we just don't get 'Real' anymore

  • Androgynous/androgyne: A person appearing and/or identifying as neither man nor woman, presenting a gender either mixed or neutral.

    Trans 101

  • He started out being too much of a "social liberal", and now could be Grover Norquist's twin androgyne.

    Election Central Morning Roundup

  • Sorry, but the elfin androgyne, the Peter Pan of Pop, may have been a lost boy, but he was also a 50 year-old man.

    Michael Kimmel: The Current Glorification of Michael Jackson Ignores His Darker Side

  • But even the most casual glance at his gradual self-inflicted disfigurement over the past few decades witnessed a transformation of a black boy into a sexually ambiguous androgyne to ... well, what can only be described as a white woman -- complete with sculpted facial features, long, cascading straight hair, and a newly sultry voice.

    Michael Kimmel: The Current Glorification of Michael Jackson Ignores His Darker Side

  • Although, obviously, the singing and dancing are performed by the body, the state of ecstasy (as its etymology implies) involves a symbolical and psychological condition of being disembodied and thus similar to the primal androgyne.

    Sex.

  • Yesterday's session was all about huge gold nuggets and eggs and soap bubbles and a tiny, delicate androgyne.

    Archive 2007-08-01

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