MTF

abbreviation

Definition of MTF

mechanical time fuse

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

MTF

play
noun \ ˌem-ˌtē-ˈef \
variants: or less commonly MtF

Definition of MTF

plural MTFs or MTF's also MtFs or MtF's
:a transgender woman
  • The descriptors male to female (MTF) and female to male (FTM) are often used in medical and sociological literature to describe trans people, and sometimes they use them to talk about themselves. Many trans people prefer the terms “trans man” (same as FTM) or “trans woman” (same as MTF) because these terms affirm their chosen identities.
  • —Laura Erickson-Schrothquoted in The New York Times21 Apr. 2010

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of mtf

male to female


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up MTF? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

smooth or hairless

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized-drawing-of-woman-pole-vaulting-across-gap-to-get-trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!