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genderqueer

Syllabification: gen·der·queer
Pronunciation: /ˈjendərˌkwi(ə)r
 
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Definition of genderqueer in English:

adjective

Denoting or relating to a person who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions but identifies with neither, both, or a combination of male and female genders: the genderqueer community
More example sentences
  • I don't mean to imply that gender identity is something that genderqueer people just wake up and decide each day.
  • I have another friend who generally presents as one gender, but occasionally as genderqueer, so I have been trying to adapt to the gender neutral name they prefer.
  • I realized our "lesbian nation" has expanded to include multiple cultures and backgrounds, and our definitions of "lesbian" have expanded beyond the nuclear model to queer and genderqueer and beyond.

noun

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A person who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions but identifies with neither, both, or a combination of male and female genders: a younger generation of self-proclaimed genderqueers explicitly rejecttransgender’ as an identifier
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  • Lyndon is a 20-year-old polyamorous, pansexual genderqueer.
  • Okay the term was first coined for othering the genderqueer from the people of transsexual history, but it gained new and positive meaning in the nineties.
  • Like many young "genderqueers," Korey doesn't believe a male physique is necessary to be "male."

Origin

1990s: from gender + queer (used as a neutral or positive term of self-reference).

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