gender identity

noun

: a person's internal sense of being male, female, some combination of male and female, or neither male nor female
Facebook provides more than 50 options beyond "male" and "female" for users to describe their gender identity, from "gender questioning" and "neither" to "androgynous."The Chicago Tribune

Examples of gender identity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While on the latest installment of Fox Soul's Tea-G-I-F, Reynolds, his co-host Claudia Jordan and guest co-host, comedian Luenell, opined about whether someone who is transgender should share their gender identity on the first date. Charmaine Patterson, Peoplemag, 13 June 2024 It’s also based on societal expectations, such as stereotypes of who is most likely to become a mathematician based on demographics – including racial, ethnic and gender identities. Jt Torres, The Conversation, 10 June 2024 The smaller number may reflect an election-year recognition among Republican lawmakers that voters may rank gender identity issues below the economy, inflation and jobs. Amy Harmon, New York Times, 7 June 2024 The reveal of Vivian's gender identity in the new game, which was released on Thursday, was shared by video game review YouTube channel Nintendo Life, which gave fans a preview of the entire game. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for gender identity 

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gender identity was in 1964

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“Gender identity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gender%20identity. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

gender identity

noun
: a person's internal sense of being male, female, some combination of male and female, or neither male nor female

Medical Definition

gender identity

noun
: a person's internal sense of being male, female, some combination of male and female, or neither male or female
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