Definitions for unisexˈyu nəˌsɛks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

u•ni•sexˈyu nəˌsɛks(adj.)

  1. not distinguishing between male and female:

    unisex clothes.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Clothing

  2. (n.)the state or quality of being unisex.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. unisex styles or fashions.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Clothing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unisex(adj)

    not distinguished on the basis of sex


  1. unisex(Adjective)

    Designed to be suitable to both sexes.

  2. unisex(Adjective)

    Not distinguished on the basis of sex.


  1. Unisex

    Unisex refers to things that are suitable for either gender, but can also be another term for gender-blindness. The term was coined in the 1960s and was used fairly informally. Though the combining form uni- is from the Latin unus meaning one, the term seems to have been influenced by words such as united and universal where the uni- prefix takes on the sense of shared. In this sense, it can be seen as meaning shared by both sexes. Hair stylists and beauty salons that serve both men and women are often referred to as unisex. This is also typical of other services that traditionally separated the sexes, such as clothing shops.

Translations for unisex

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of clothes etc) in a style that can be worn by both men and women

unisex clothes; a unisex hairstyle.

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