ZE

Etymology 1

Article

ze

Nonstandard spelling of the (usually signifying a foreign accent, often French or German).

Etymology 2

Pronoun

ze

(rare, nonstandard) a Gender-neutral third-person singular subject pronoun, equivalent to singular they, and coordinate with gendered pronouns he and she.

Usage notes

• The genderqueer community are the primary proponents of ze. One refers to a person with ze and hir or zir typically (a) when their gender is unknown, and one wishes to avoid assuming their gender, or (b) when they are neither male nor female in gender, making he and she (and also either/or terms like s/he or (s)he) inappropriate and potentially hurtful.

Synonyms

see English third-person singular pronouns

Coordinate terms

• hir, hirs, hirself

• zir, zirs, zirself

Anagrams

• EZ, Ez.

Noun

ZE (uncountable)

Initialism of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Anagrams

• EZ, Ez.

Source: Wiktionary



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