gender ( genders plural )
1 n-var A person's gender is the fact that they are male or female.
Women are sometimes denied opportunities solely because of their gender., ...groups that are traditionally discriminated against on grounds of gender, colour, race, or age.
2 n-count You can refer to all male people or all female people as a particular gender.
While her observations may be true about some men, they could hardly apply to the entire gender., ...the different abilities and skills of the two genders.
3 n-var In grammar, the gender of a noun, pronoun, or adjective is whether it is masculine, feminine, or neuter. A word's gender can affect its form and behaviour. In English, only personal pronouns such as `she', reflexive pronouns such as `itself', and possessive determiners such as `his' have gender. In both Welsh and Irish the word for `moon' is of feminine gender.
gender-bender ( gender-benders plural ) People sometimes use gender-bender to refer to a man who dresses or behaves like a woman, or a woman who dresses or behaves like a man.
gender-bending adj ADJ n
...a gender-bending production of the ballet Swan Lake with lines of male swans.
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