EpicentRx Word of the Weak (WOW): Epicene

Jun 17, 2024

“We’re neutral about the word epicene.”


Definition (adjective):

1) weak, flaccid an epicene style of writing

2) genderless they is an epicene pronoun

3) androgynous Pat was an epicene character played by Julia Sweeney on SNL during the early 1990s

4) effeminate the male model had epicene features including long eyelashes, arched eyebrows, and thick lips

Pronunciation: eh·puh·seen

About the Word:
From Latin epicoenus, meaning “of both genders.”