gender role

[ jen-der rohl ]

  1. the culturally determined set of behaviors, attitudes, and traits that are considered acceptable for a person based on their gender: A woman earning her own living cuts against the traditional gender role where men expect to provide for women.

  2. the outward image of being a particular gender that a person presents to others: The hospital houses people according to the gender role they live as rather than their legal gender.

Origin of gender role

First recorded in 1950–55

Words Nearby gender role Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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