transgender [trans-jen-der, tranz‐] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- noting or relating to a person whose gender identity does not correspond to that person’s biological sex assigned at birth: the transgender movement; transgender rights.
- noting or relating to a person who does not conform to societal gender norms or roles.
- Usually Offensive. a person who is transgender.
Compare cisgender. Origin of transgender First recorded in 1970–75; trans- + gender1 Usage note The term transgender has largely replaced the older term transsexual, which is now considered outdated. Transgender is a less clinical term, referring more to gender identity and gender expression than to sexual orientation or physical sex characteristics. It is also a more general and inclusive term: a transgender person may be gay, transsexual, transvestite, or even genderqueer. Use of transgender as a noun is declining in use and is usually taken as offensive. And people object to the adjectival variant transgendered because the –ed suffix could imply that something happened to make the person transgender. Examples from the Web for transgender Contemporary Examples of transgender
He identifies as transgender on Scruff but not always on Grindr.
January 9, 2015
He loves the fact that, like on Grindr, users can identify as transgender.
January 9, 2015
Your death is a tragic bookend to a year touted as the “transgender tipping point.”
January 1, 2015
Through Weirich, she also met her wife Alice Levine, also a transgender woman.
December 27, 2014
And as bad as it might be for gay or lesbian people, the discrimination is markedly worse for transgender people.
December 14, 2014
British Dictionary definitions for transgender transgender adjective
- of or relating to a person who wants to belong to the opposite sex
Derived Formstransgendered, adjective Word Origin and History for transgender adj.