gender role

noun
the public image of being male or female that a person presents to others.
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Main Entry:  gender role
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a set of behaviors that indicates one's gender, specif. the image projected by a person that identifies their femaleness or maleness; an overt public presentation of gender identity
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gender role n.
The pattern of masculine or feminine behavior of an individual that is defined by a particular culture and that is largely determined by a child's upbringing.

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