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“Ambisextrous” and Eleven Other Queer Terms Added to Dictionary.com

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Dictionary.com recently added a slew of new LGBTQ-related terms to its lexicon. While the website worked with GLAAD to make English more queer-inclusive, the newly-added words may be unfamiliar to some readers.

So to help, we’ve defined a dozen of the new terms and provided examples to help keep your tongue queer and up-to-date – and we threw in a bonus word just for fun.

ambisextrous (adjective) – A slang term that can alternately mean bisexual, the state of being attracted to two or more genders; unisex, being used by or suitable for any gender; or having characteristics shared by male and female genders (especially sexual characteristics). For example: “Pat is pretty ambisextrous. They date men and women and they also look great in tight dresses or tailored tuxedos.”

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