neuter (adj.) Look up neuter at
late 14c., of grammatical gender, "neither masculine nor feminine," from Latin neuter "of the neuter gender," literally "neither one nor the other," from ne- "not, no" (see un- (1)) + uter "either (of two)" (see whether). Probably a loan-translation of Greek oudeteros "neither, neuter." In 16c., it had the sense of "taking neither side, neutral."
neuter (v.) Look up neuter at
1903, from neuter (adj.). Originally in reference to pet cats. Related: Neutered; neutering.