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genderqueer Syllabification: gen·der·queer
Pronunciation: /ˈjendərˌkwir/

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
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  • Even though I am a genderqueer person and despite my growing uneasiness with the system, it still works pretty well for me.
  • 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.
  • According to the new constitution, the collective will "strive to be an anti-oppression organisation that welcomes queer, two-spirited, transgender, transsexual, and genderqueer people."

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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  • Like many young "genderqueers," Korey doesn't believe a male physique is necessary to be "male."
  • It is wrong to characterize the Stonewall Inn as having been a sanctuary for genderqueers (unless that term encompasses non-transgendered gay men).
  • The film bridges old drag stereotypes and an emerging wave of films that take gender issues seriously and offer genderqueers who are fully human.

Origin

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

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