[ jen-derd ]
/ ˈdʒɛn dərd /


characteristic of, suited to, or biased toward one gender: gendered diapers.

Definition for gendered (2 of 2)

[ jen-der ]
/ ˈdʒɛn dər /

verb (used with or without object)

Archaic. to engender.
Obsolete. to breed.

Origin of gender

1300–50; Middle English gendren, genderen < Middle French gendrer < Latin generāre to beget, derivative of genus gender1, genus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gendered

/ (ˈdʒɛndə) /


a set of two or more grammatical categories into which the nouns of certain languages are divided, sometimes but not necessarily corresponding to the sex of the referent when animateSee also natural gender
any of the categories, such as masculine, feminine, neuter, or common, within such a set
informal the state of being male, female, or neuter
informal all the members of one sexthe female gender

Derived forms of gender

genderless, adjective

Word Origin for gender

C14: from Old French gendre, from Latin genus kind
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Medicine definitions for gendered

[ jĕndər ]


The sex of an individual, male or female, based on reproductive anatomy.
Sexual identity, especially in relation to society or culture.
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Culture definitions for gendered


A grammatical category indicating the sex, or lack of sex, of nouns and pronouns. The three genders are masculine, feminine, and neuter. He is a masculine pronoun; she is a feminine pronoun; it is a neuter pronoun. Nouns are classified by gender according to the gender of the pronoun that can substitute for them. In English, gender is directly indicated only by pronouns.

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