third gender - definition and synonyms

noun [singular] 

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/ˌθɜː(r)d ˈdʒendə(r)/

or third sex  /ˌθɜː(r)d ˈseks/

  1. people who are considered by society or by themselves to be neither male or female

    Members of the third gender have played a prominent role in Indian culture and were once treated with great respect.

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