- of or having to do with a coed
- involving, used by, or open to people of both sexes: coed teams, coed clothing styles
A coed studies on the college steps.
A gym that both men and women can join is an example of a coed gym.
A female college student is an example of a coed.
Origin of coedShort for coeducational
Usage Note: Although as a noun coed once referred to male and female students at a college, the word now refers primarily to young women who attend a coeducational college or university. Because there is no separate word for male college students, and the word carries a connotation of frivolity, the term coed is often considered derogatory.
(comparative more co-ed, superlative most co-ed)
Short for the original phrase co-educational referring to an educational institution that taught males and females together.