- noting or relating to a person whose gender identity or gender expression does not conform to socially defined male or female gender norms: Don't call him a sissy; he's just a teenager with gender-variant behavior. Are metrosexuals part of the gender-variant community?
Also gen·der-di·verse [jen-der-di-vurs, -dahy-] /ˌdʒɛn dər dɪˈvɜrs, -daɪ-/, gen·der-non·con·form·ing [jen-der-non-kuh n-fawr-ming] /ˈdʒɛn dərˌnɒn kənˈfɔr mɪŋ/.
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Examples from the Web for gender-variant
Many of the gender-variant male types were stigmatized; being regarded as women was hardly an elevation in social status.Why Africa’s Turning Anti-Gay
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