tranny

noun
tran·​ny | \ ˈtra-nē How to pronounce tranny (audio) \
plural trannies

Definition of tranny

2 or less commonly trannie slang, disparaging + offensive
a : a transgender person

Examples of tranny in a Sentence

He fixed the car's tranny.
Recent Examples on the Web Subaru’s Eyesight Driver Assist suite, for example, offers goodies like adaptive cruise control and automatic braking — but only with the automatic tranny. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 11 Sep. 2021 Both Kia and Mazda offer responsive, torquey turbo-4s, but the Mazda responds instantly to my right foot, its 6-speed tranny smooth as silk. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 16 Jan. 2021 Allocating the power is a Tremec 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the only tranny available. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 28 Nov. 2020 The Chrysler tranny also has a tendency to surge at idle, but its lockup action is virtually undetectable. Michael Jordan, Car and Driver, 21 Apr. 2020 Not just an engine in back, but a fresh V-8, dual-clutch tranny, interior, electrical system, mode selector, cockpit, the works. cleveland, 7 Mar. 2020 Varying paint schemes were available and things like electronic cruise control, 103-inch engine in later years, six-speed tranny, and ergonomic rider and passenger seating positions were all there. Tyler Greenblatt/motorcyclist, Popular Science, 16 Nov. 2019 The vehicle's engineers also tuned the new engine and tranny to deliver almost instant acceleration, with a constant build up of torque all the way to the redline. Terry Troy, cleveland.com, 21 Oct. 2017 Your transmission fluid is badly in need of changing, and the tranny may already be damaged. Automotive Editors, Popular Mechanics, 8 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of tranny

1976, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tranny

by shortening & alteration

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“Tranny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tranny. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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