Definition of coed in English:


Pronunciation /kəʊˈɛd//ˈkəʊɛd/


North American
dated, informal
  • A female student at a co-educational institution.

    ‘three Iowa State coeds’
    • ‘The film follows a group of college coeds who decide to take a wild trip during spring break over to a Halloween-style rave on a dark and desolate island.’
    • ‘It may be time to set aside any preconceived notions about these coeds and start thinking of them as serious consumers.’
    • ‘In those days, Alabama coeds had to be in by midnight.’
    • ‘He spoke with authority and enthusiasm, apparently oblivious to the adoring gazes of his star-struck coeds.’
    • ‘Laden with a mismatched stack of old leather-bound books, the pretty coed rounded an aisle and nearly collided with a scruffy looking male.’
    undergraduate, postgraduate, scholar, tutee
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  • (of an institution or system) co-educational.

    ‘they're going coed in September’
    ‘a coed comprehensive school’
    • ‘Another night, another motel room, and now the guys have insisted on coed rooms.’
    • ‘Even in all-female colleges the number of women athletes fall considerably below that needed to satisfy Title IX requirements in coed colleges.’
    • ‘They had met when a mutual friend had invited her to play on a coed soccer team.’
    • ‘If we're talking about boys and girls - and most children do go to coed schools - then let's talk about ways to equalize the experience.’
    • ‘Women who attend women's colleges tend to major in science, mathematics and technology disciplines in greater numbers than women who attend coed institutions.’
    • ‘Religious schools are also widespread, and during the last two decades they have started to open to coed education.’
    • ‘She was going to a very prestigious, Catholic, coed high school that offered the best sporting programs in the city.’
    • ‘She believed coed schools were best for everyone.’
    • ‘The rutted roads were thick with mostly male and coed groups, camped where the piñons give way to cottonwoods down by the creek.’
    • ‘Upstairs in the same club there is a coed bathroom.’
    • ‘Choose from women-only or coed classes, each with a maximum 8-1 student-teacher ratio.’
    • ‘We picked out coed teams and played football etc.’
    • ‘I've even met some parents who provide the alcohol at their kids' parties or permit coed sleepovers.’
    • ‘We were crammed into a coed warehouse that housed more than 300 people.’
    • ‘Today we are a coed school of 550 with enlarged faculty and administration.’
    • ‘If women want to meet men, they should join a bike club or play coed soccer.’
    • ‘The coach was the person who reasoned her into playing soccer for the coed team.’
    • ‘I decided to check out one of the more popular leagues - indoor coed soccer.’
    • ‘Originally founded as a coed institution in 1893 by the United Methodist Church, Bennett became a women's college in 1926.’
    • ‘Coax nine pals into forming a stag or coed softball team and join the Parks and Recreation League; the season starts in March.’