Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 01:03

agender

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EtymologyEdit

a- +‎ gender

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agender (not comparable)

  1. (rare, neologism) Without an associated gender.
    An agender noun includes both the masculine and feminine forms.
    • 2000 28 July, Miriam Wolfe, “Re: The Genealogy of J---s Question”, alt.messianic, Usenet:
      All I understand is that G-d is amorphous, agender, etc. so "image" can't be a physical or gender or sexual thing.
    • 2000 21 November, abbycat2 [username], “Re: God and Grammar”, soc.religion.quaker, Usenet:
      "He" has been used as the default pronoun, and as I said, unfortunately there is no agender equivalent to he/she, as "it" is usually equated with something without life, or at least of a life form considered to be less intelligent (that in itself is negotiable, but this is for a different topic).
    • 2005 20 July, man_in_black529 [username], “Re: Homosexuality and the Bible”, alt.politics.democrats, Usenet:
      But despite this near-universality of gender, cultures can have transgender, agender, and hypergender individuals.
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