relating to or exhibiting both female and male sex organs but with a predominantly female appearance
having both male and female characteristics
Possessing the sex organs of both sexes.
Pertaining to a feature or characteristic that is not definitively of either sex.
Names like Pat, Terry and Jean are androgynous because they can be given to babies of either gender.
Possessing qualities of both sexes.
Origin: androgynus, from ἀνδρόγυνος, from ἀνδρός (genitive of ἀνήρ) + γυνή + -ous.
alt. of Androgynal
"Androgynous" is a song by The Replacements featured on their album Let It Be which came out in 1984. The song was covered by Crash Test Dummies and released as the third and final single from their 1991 debut album The Ghosts That Haunt Me. Joan Jett also covered the song on her 2006 album Sinner. Jubilee also covered the song. Their version appeared as the B-side on their first single, "Rebel Hiss". Towards the end of the song, you can hear Paul Westerberg sing the words "Jefferson's Cock". Occasionally, The Replacements would play gigs in Minneapolis under this name, with the band members wearing dresses.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
an-droj′i-nus, adj. having the characteristics of both male and female in one individual: hermaphrodite: (bot.) having an inflorescence of both male and female flowers—also Androg′ynal (rare).—n. Androg′yny, hermaphroditism. [Gr.; anēr, andros, a man, and gynē, woman.]
The numerical value of androgynous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of androgynous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of androgynous in a Sentence
The fall 2015 palette is rooted in multifaceted, androgynous colors that can be worn to portray effortless sophistication across men's and women's fashion; it is the first time we are seeing a truly unisex color palette.
Jo is a girl with a boy's name, Laurie is a boy with a girl's name, in some ways they are each other's twins. They find each other before they've committed to a gender. It wouldn't be wrong to call Saoirse handsome and Timothée beautiful. Both have a slightly androgynous quality that makes them perfect for these characters.
There is hardly an American male of my generation who has not at one time or another tried to master the victory cry of the great ape as it issued from the androgynous chest of Johnny Weissmuller, to the accompaniment of thousands of arms and legs snapping during attempts to swing from tree to tree in the backyards of the Republic.
We are all androgynous, not only because we are all born of a woman impregnated by the seed of a man but because each of us, helplessly and forever, contains the other -- male in female, female in male, white in black and black in white. We are a part of each other. Many of my countrymen appear to find this fact exceedingly inconvenient and even unfair, and so, very often, do I. But none of us can do anything about it.
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- androginCatalan, Valencian
- geschlechtsneutral, androgynGerman
- sukupuolineutraali, androgyyninenFinnish
- androgyne, asexuéFrench
- androgyniczny, androginicznyPolish
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