1. a hermaphrodite; also as adj.
|Provoked Wife IV iii: I heard Mr Constable say he believed she was little better than a mophrodite.|
|Joseph Andrews (1954) I 51: You must [...] get a set of mophrodites to wait upon you.|
|Dict. of Sl., Jargon and Cant.|
|DN III:v 400: morphodite, n. Hermaphrodite.in ‘Word-List From Northwest Arkansas’ in|
|AS VIII:3 (1933) 30/1: [...] 2. Morphadite, hermaphrodite.‘Prison Dict.’ in|
|(con. 1910s) Studs Lonigan (1936) 69: ‘Lissen! Wilson’s a morphidite,’ Studs said.Young Lonigan in|
|Appointment in Samarra (1935) 161: Did he know what a unique was? A unique, she told him, was a morphadite.|
|‘Sex’ in Worktown Collection (Mass Observation) box 56: ‘I can’t tell what he is, I call him a Gene,Jack [her husband] calls him a Moxphrodite’.|
|Man with the Golden Arm 87: You godamned hairy-ass morphodyke booze bums. [Ibid.] 227: Right square in the middle is what we call a murphydyke.|
|DAUL 141/2: Morph. 1. A hermaphrodite [...] Morphodite. (Erroneous for hermaphrodite) A hermaphrodite; (loosely in prison usage) a pederast; an oral sodo-mist.et al.|
|Man Who Was Not With It (1965) 174: I suppose morphodykes are likely to take it personally when people get married.|
|Reinhart in Love (1963) 180: Morphadike, huh? Got both kinds of plumbing, huh?|
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|Notes for Gloss. of Barbadian Dial. 77: Morphy. Hermaphrodite.|
|(con. 1910s) Livin’ the Blues 36: Anybody with both male and female characteristics was a morfydyke.|
2. in weak use of sense 1, something mixed.
|Maidstone Teleg. 23 Nov. 6/1: [from N.Y. Tribune] First Down-Easter.— What sort of way is that for a Colonel to rig himself? Second Down-easter.— Morphodite rig, I guess. First Down-Easter.— Half General and Half Minister [...] Second Down-Easter.— Well, I said he was a morphodite.|
3. a male homosexual.
|To Kiss the Crocodile 258: Get up, yer self-destroying little morphrodite.|
|see sense 1.|
|Guild Dict. Homosexual Terms 30: morphodite (n.): [...] inaccurately is used to refer to a male homosexual and not the physical hermaphrodite.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 106: the stereotype homosexual [...] morphdite.|