tranny

noun
tran·ny | \ˈtra-nē \
plural trannies

Definition of tranny 

2 or less commonly trannie slang, sometimes disparaging

a : a transgender person

b : transvestite

Examples of tranny in a Sentence

He fixed the car's tranny.

Recent Examples on the Web

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, "Lexus rolls out new, fifth generation LS 500 flagship sedan," 21 Oct. 2017 Your transmission fluid is badly in need of changing, and the tranny may already be damaged. Automotive Editors, Popular Mechanics, "How to Change Your Transmission Fluid," 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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