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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Bow, who is a nonwhite character in the reboot, is depicted in what could be in a bra or a variation of a chest binder that a trans or gender-nonconforming person might wear. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power honors and challenges the original She-Ra.," 21 Nov. 2018 This has been an incredibly stressful week for transgender and gender-nonconforming Americans. Marci Robin, Allure, "This Salon Chain Is Offering Free Hair Services for Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Clients," 26 Oct. 2018 One concern that transgender and gender-nonconforming patients often face is insurance companies refusing coverage, as being trans is considered a pre-existing condition by many insurance companies. Elly Belle, Teen Vogue, "What Trying to Access Health Care is Like for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People," 24 Oct. 2018 Olson’s TransYouth Project, started in 2013, is a large-scale study of transgender and gender-nonconforming child development. Hannah Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "UW researcher wins $625,000 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ for transgender youth study," 4 Oct. 2018 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

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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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The first known use of nonconform was in 1681

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