Would 'both-sex' or 'both-sexes' be okay (like 'both-sex contestants/team etc.')? Some other compound adjectives? You can, for example, say 'two-faced' instead of 'with two faces'. I need something similar for 'of both sexes'. I'm afraid that if I make something up myself, it wouldn't sound natural.

  • 'two-faced' doesn't usually mean actually 'having two faces'. It's a slight that someone is duplicitous. 'Both-sex contestants' also makes me think that each contestant is both Male and Female at the same time.
    – Smock
    Dec 6 '19 at 16:21
  • @Smock What's your alternative? Dec 6 '19 at 16:42
  • If I had one I'd put it as an answer. As it is, @Michel's answer of mixed and Kate's comment of unisex seem fairly good.
    – Smock
    Dec 6 '19 at 16:46

I know in some sports the term 'mixed' is used for both males/females.

And a(nother) typical word for sexes is gender, so you possibly mixed-gender would be ok to use too. Or mixed-sexes (although I cannot recall I ever read this word).

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    Unisex is used of clothing suitable for both. Dec 6 '19 at 12:53
  • Or, say, 'with many children'. Can I say 'a many-child mother' or something like that? Dec 6 '19 at 13:55
  • I never heard that expression before (many-xxx yyy) Dec 6 '19 at 14:05
  • What could be used instead? Dec 6 '19 at 16:42
  • mother with many children? Or Mother with multiple children. Gender does not apply here (can be both sons and daughters). Dec 6 '19 at 16:50

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