Definition of coed in English:

coed

Syllabification: co·ed
Pronunciation: /ˈkōˌed
 
/
informal

noun

North American dated
  • A female student at a co-educational institution.
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    • The film follows a group of college coeds who decide to take a wild trip during spring break over to a Halloween-style rave on a dark and desolate island.
    • It may be time to set aside any preconceived notions about these coeds and start thinking of them as serious consumers.
    • In those days, Alabama coeds had to be in by midnight.

adjective

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  • (Of an institution or system) co-educational.
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    • We picked out coed teams and played football etc.
    • Even in all-female colleges the number of women athletes fall considerably below that needed to satisfy Title IX requirements in coed colleges.
    • Women who attend women's colleges tend to major in science, mathematics and technology disciplines in greater numbers than women who attend coed institutions.

Origin

late 19th century: abbreviation.

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