coed

or co-ed

[ koh-ed, -ed ]
/ ˈkoʊˈɛd, -ˌɛd /

noun

Older Use. a female student in a coeducational institution, especially in a college or university.

adjective

Older Use. of, relating to, or being a coed or coeds: coed fads.
for or serving both men and women alike.

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Origin of coed

1885–90, Americanism; short for coeducational student
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British Dictionary definitions for coed

co-ed
/ (ˌkəʊˈɛd) /

adjective

coeducational

noun

US a female student in a coeducational college or university
British a school or college providing coeducation
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