tranny

noun

tran·​ny ˈtra-nē How to pronounce tranny (audio)
plural trannies
1
2
or less commonly trannie slang, disparaging + offensive
a
: a transgender person

Examples of tranny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dual clutch transmission shifts swiftly and discreetly, making for a better driving experience compared to the CVT tranny used in other trims. cleveland, 17 Dec. 2022 The combination of this engine and the six-speed tranny gives the SSR some rabid bite to go along with an already hairy bark . . . Brendan McAleer, Car and Driver, 23 Dec. 2022 There is no rev match on downshift, no growl, not even a SPORT drive mode selector (though the top model GT trim will get six driving modes with its automatic tranny). Tribune News Service, cleveland, 15 Jan. 2022 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

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Word History

Etymology

by shortening & alteration

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tranny was in 1976

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Cite this Entry

“Tranny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tranny. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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