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coed

[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, pertaining to, or being a coed or coeds:
coed fads.
4.
for or serving both men and women alike.
Also, co-ed.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; short for coeducational student
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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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