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coed

or co-ed

[koh-ed, -ed] /ˈkoʊˈɛd, -ˌɛd/
noun
1.
a female student in a coeducational institution, especially in a college or university.
adjective
2.
coeducational (def 1).
3.
of, relating to, or being a coed or coeds:
coed fads.
4.
for or serving both men and women alike.
Origin of coed
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; short for coeducational student
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  • On the fringe of this group, an olive-skinned Brazilian co-ed asks: "Where's Martha?"

    The Fourth R George Oliver Smith
  • They'll say I've backed down on my co-ed plan and will run me half to death.

    Peggy Stewart at School Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • Can't you persuade this girl of ours to give up the co-ed plan back yonder in Annapolis,—she knows all the seamanship and nav.

    Peggy Stewart at School Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • How am I ever to be a co-ed in Annapolis and a pupil here at the same time?

    Peggy Stewart at School Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • But we boys never entirely forgot what happened to us, and it's still the custom to elect a co-ed to some Athletic office.

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
British Dictionary definitions for co-ed

co-ed

/ˌkəʊˈɛd/
adjective
1.
coeducational
noun
2.
(US) a female student in a coeducational college or university
3.
(Brit) a school or college providing coeducation
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Word Origin and History for co-ed
n.

also coed, 1886, American English, (first in Louisa Mae Alcott's "Jo's Boys"); short for "co-educational system;" 1889 as an adjective, short for coeducational; 1893 as a noun meaning "girl or woman student at a co-educational institution."

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