If you describe something as androgynous, you are saying that you can't classify it as strictly male or female. If you are looking for an androgynous name, for example, choose Pat.

You can see the meaning of androgynous in its parts: In Greek, andros means "male" and gyn means "female." Someone who is androgynous has both male and female characteristics, and therefore may be mistaken for being a member of the opposite gender. Don't confuse androgynous with unisex, which describes objects or places used by both males and females, like a unisex restroom.

Definitions of androgynous

adj having both male and female characteristics

bisexual, epicene
having an ambiguous sexual identity
gynandromorphic, gynandromorphous
having both male and female morphological characteristics
hermaphrodite, hermaphroditic
of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs
having sexual characteristics intermediate between those of male and female
pseudohermaphrodite, pseudohermaphroditic
having internal reproductive organs of one sex and external sexual characteristics of the other sex
not distinguished on the basis of sex
being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation
being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop
for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys
antheral, staminate
capable of fertilizing female organs
phallic, priapic
resembling or being a phallus
overly concerned with masculinity and male sexuality
capable of fathering offspring
for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls
egg-producing, young-bearing
capable of producing eggs and bearing offspring
having gynoecia, or pistils, the ovule-bearing organ of a seed plant
associated with men and not with women
associated with women and not with men
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adj relating to or exhibiting both female and male sex organs but with a predominantly female appearance

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