co-ed

coed

[koh-ed, -ed]
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:
1885–90, Americanism; short for coeducational student

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co-ed (ˌkəʊˈɛd)
 
adj
1.  coeducational
 
n
2.  (US) a female student in a coeducational college or university
3.  (Brit) a school or college providing coeducation

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

coed
alt. spelling of co-ed (q.v.).
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