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or co-ed  (kō′ĕd′)
n. Often Derogatory
A woman who attends a coeducational college or university.
adj. Informal
1. Of or relating to an education system in which both men and women attend the same institution or classes; coeducational: a coed university.
2. Open to both sexes: a coed dorm; a coed pool.

[Short 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.


or co-ed

(ˈkoʊˈɛd, -ˌɛd)

1. serving both men and women alike; coeducational.
2. of or pertaining to a coed.
3. a female student in a coeducational institution.
[1885–90, Amer.]


A girl or woman student at a coeducational school, college, or university.


A. ADJmixto
B. N
1. (US) (= female student) → alumna f de un colegio mixto
2. (Brit) (= school) → colegio m mixto
C. ADJ & ABBR =coeducational