gender expression

noun

Definition of gender expression

:the physical and behavioral manifestations of one's gender identity
  • People vary greatly in the extent to which they hold and convey gendered thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Gender expression refers to the way people convey their gender through mannerisms, behaviors, or expressions.
  • —Robert C. Eklund and Gershon Tenenbaum (editors)Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology2014
  • For most people, … gender expression occurs so naturally it's unnoticeable. Except when gender expression doesn't match traditional notions of the gender assigned at birth.
  • —Will Dean, The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, California)12 June 2015

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First Known Use of gender expression

1980


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