Trans 101: Androgynous

"Androgynous" is an adjective that meaning, "partly male, partly female in appearance; of indeterminate sex." It can also mean a way of expressing gender that takes the lowest common denominator, hiding or minimizing both feminine and masculine attributes. An androgynous expression may mean hiding the breasts (a female feature) and hiding facial hair (a male feature) with unisex clothing. Androgyny refers to appearance, not gender identity, so either a transgender or cisgender person can look androgynous.