Definition of epicene:
bisexual, sissified, epicene person, unmanlike, unmanly, sissy, androgynous, emasculate, gender, gynandromorph, cissy, sissyish, feminine, intersex, unmanful, womanish, hermaphrodite, androgyne, effeminate.
And then there are the marvels of the dress to consider: the perfect and spontaneous creation of the glitter of the long silk arms, and the muslin of the wrists, soft as foliage, and then the hardness of the bodice stitched with jewellery and set so romantically on the almost epicene bosom.- "Modern Painting", George Moore.
In short- Mrs. Woffington, as an actress, justified a portion of this enthusiasm; she was one of the truest artists of her day; a fine lady in her hands was a lady, with the genteel affectation of a gentlewoman, not a harlot's affectation, which is simply and without exaggeration what the stage commonly gives us for a fine lady; an old woman in her hands was a thorough woman, thoroughly old, not a cackling young person of epicene gender.- "Peg Woffington", Charles Reade.
- "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.