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c. 2000s, a- (not) +‎ gender

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agender (not comparable)

  1. Without an associated gender (in any sense); not having a particular gender.
    An agender noun includes both the masculine and feminine forms.
    • 2000 July 28, Miriam Wolfe, “Re: The Genealogy of J---s Question”, in alt.messianic[1] (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 November 21, abbycat2 [username], “Re: God and Grammar”, in soc.religion.quaker[2] (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 July 20, man_in_black529 [username], “Re: Homosexuality and the Bible”, in alt.politics.democrats[3] (Usenet):
      But despite this near-universality of gender, cultures can have transgender, agender, and hypergender individuals.
    • [2020 April 6, Dan Shive, El Goonish Shive (webcomic), Comic for Monday, Apr 6, 2020:
      "'Agender'? I'm pretty sure that means not identifying as a particular gender? I'm sorry. That's just what it made me think of. I'm not trying to tell you what to--"]
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:agender.

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