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EPICENE


adjective


having characteristics of both sexes or no characteristics of either sex; of indeterminate sex.


"the sort of epicene beauty peculiar to boys of a certain age"


effeminate; effete.

"the actor infused the role with an epicene languor"

Similar: effeminate womanish unmanly unmasculine girlish effete noun

noun: epicene; plural noun: epicenes


ORIGIN


late Middle English (as a grammatical term): via late Latin from Greek epikoinos (based on koinos ‘common’).

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