or gen·der queer, gen·der-queer

[ jen-der-kweer ]
/ ˈdʒɛn dərˌkwɪər /


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.

Origin of genderqueer

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

usage note for genderqueer

See gender1. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020