androgyne androgyne

Definition(s):

  • (n) one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made

Usage(s):

  1. David Bowie, rock 'n' roll's self-styled androgyne and master of weirdness, appears, true to form, as an android come to earth in search of water for his drought-ridden planet.
  2. There they find Christ: an androgyne wearing a Superman sweatshirt.
  3. He charted a path followed by the unlikeliest of proteges, from Elvis Presley to Elton John and Boy George: the sex idol as peacock androgyne.

Quotes

  • The man who would succeed in such a culture must appear to sympathize with these obscure hurts; he must take pains, Paglia writes in Sexual Personae, to appear an "androgyne, the nurturant male or male mother."
    on Jul 13, 2008 By: Camille Paglia Source: City Journal

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subordinate subordinate
/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /