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Bisexual or androgynous.
- ‘They present a slick promotional video, with a story line involving a black athlete, an ambisexual model and a heavy disco beat.’
- ‘The artist's female figures reminded me of the ambisexual girls in artist Henry Darger's world.’
- ‘The ambisexual pair - both veterans of the Broadway revival - co-wrote and codirected the project, which they shot on digital video.’
- ‘They also seemed weirdly ambisexual: at least one seemed to sport eye makeup and extravagantly long lower lashes; another had a monobrow along with bouncy-looking, well-brushed hair.’
- ‘The evidence for ambisexual behavior in Greek and Roman times has been amply collected.’
An ambisexual person.
- ‘‘In one draft of the script, Derek described himself as ambisexual,’ says Stiller.’
- ‘I believe in an interview they said he was ambisexual.’
- ‘After we get to know Paula, we can see she's an ambisexual.’
1930s: from Latin ambi- ‘on both sides’ + sexual.
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