Definition of epicene adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈepɪsiːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈepɪsiːn//
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  1. 1(formal) having characteristics of both the male and female sex or of neither sex in particular epicene beauty
  2. 2 (grammar) (of a word) having one form to represent male and female You can write ‘s/he’ as an epicene pronoun when you are not referring to men or women in particular.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (as a grammatical term): via late Latin from Greek epikoinos (based on koinos ‘common’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: epicene