non·​con·​form | \ˌnän-kən-ˈfȯrm \
nonconformed; nonconforming; nonconforms

Definition of nonconform 

intransitive verb

: to fail to conform

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Other Words from nonconform

nonconformer noun

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Alok Vaid-Menon Vaid-Menon is a performance artist, writer, and poet, who recently wrote an anthology of poems titled Femme in Public, about encountering street harassment as a gender nonconforming person. Noor Brara, Vogue, "9 Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Writers You Should Know," 30 Oct. 2018 Season nine's reigning queen, Sasha Velour, also weighed in, saying her drag was created in a community of trans men, trans women and gender-nonconforming people. John Paul Brammer /, NBC News, "Transgender women on 'Drag Race'? RuPaul's remarks spawn backlash," 6 Mar. 2018 These are the names of just a few of the transgender and gender nonconforming people murdered in 2018. Lauren Lee, CNN, "Transgender community faces its deadliest year, but this group wants to help," 11 June 2018 But perhaps in time the growing trans pet community will embrace its gender-nonconforming brothers and sisters (male dogs who squat to urinate, females who mount). Peter Haldeman, New York Times, "The Secret Price of Pets," 4 July 2018 Any nonconforming paver will be set aside until organizers can resolve the discrepancy. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 10 July 2018 Not all transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals need medical care to transition. CNN, "To be herself, she needs to change her body. But first, comes the battle with insurers," 31 May 2018 Ten of the 12 are women, compared to six women and one gender-nonconforming judge last year. John Timpane,, "Barrymore Awards are going gender-neutral," 26 June 2018 That includes lesbian, bisexual, asexual, transgender and gender nonconforming people and beyond. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Personals Instagram account is helping queer women in Wisconsin and beyond find love and community, no swiping required," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of nonconform

1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nonconform

back-formation from nonconformist

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