Definition of genderqueer in English:

genderqueer

adjective

  • Denoting or relating to a person who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions but identifies with neither, both, or a combination of male and female genders.

    ‘the genderqueer community’
    • ‘Even though I am a genderqueer person and despite my growing uneasiness with the system, it still works pretty well for me.’
    • ‘I realized our "lesbian nation" has expanded to include multiple cultures and backgrounds, and our definitions of "lesbian" have expanded beyond the nuclear model to queer and genderqueer and beyond.’
    • ‘I don't mean to imply that gender identity is something that genderqueer people just wake up and decide each day.’
    • ‘According to the new constitution, the collective will "strive to be an anti-oppression organisation that welcomes queer, two-spirited, transgender, transsexual, and genderqueer people."’
    • ‘I have another friend who generally presents as one gender, but occasionally as genderqueer, so I have been trying to adapt to the gender neutral name they prefer.’

noun

  • A person who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions but identifies with neither, both, or a combination of male and female genders.

    ‘resources for genderqueers’
    • ‘The film bridges old drag stereotypes and an emerging wave of films that take gender issues seriously and offer genderqueers who are fully human.’
    • ‘It is wrong to characterize the Stonewall Inn as having been a sanctuary for genderqueers (unless that term encompasses non-transgendered gay men).’
    • ‘Okay the term was first coined for othering the genderqueer from the people of transsexual history, but it gained new and positive meaning in the nineties.’
    • ‘Like many young "genderqueers," Korey doesn't believe a male physique is necessary to be "male."’
    • ‘Lyndon is a 20-year-old polyamorous, pansexual genderqueer.’

Origin

1990s: from gender + queer (used as a neutral or positive term of self-reference).

Pronunciation

genderqueer

/ˈjendərˌkwir/