gender role


the public image of being a particular gender that a person presents to others: conventional notions of female gender roles.

Nearby words

  1. gender equality,
  2. gender expression,
  3. gender gap,
  4. gender identity,
  5. gender reassignment,
  6. gender-bender,
  7. gender-blind,
  8. gender-fluid,
  9. gender-neutral,
  10. gender-normative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for gender role

gender role


The pattern of masculine or feminine behavior of an individual that is defined by a particular culture and that is largely determined by a child's upbringing.

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