or gen·der queer, gen·der-queer



relating to or having a gender identity that is other than male or female, is a combination of the two genders, or is on a continuum between the two genders: She identifies as genderqueer.
questioning one’s gender identity.


such a person.

Nearby words

  1. gender-specific,
  2. gender-variant,
  3. gendered,
  4. genderize,
  5. genderlect,
  6. gene,
  7. gene amplification,
  8. gene augmentation therapy,
  9. gene bank,
  10. gene clone

Origin of genderqueer

1995–2000; gender1 + queer (in the slang sense “outside the norm of heterosexuality”)

Usage note

See gender1. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019