tranny

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

Definition of tranny

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

Examples of tranny in a Sentence

He fixed the car's tranny.
Recent Examples on the Web The Chrysler tranny also has a tendency to surge at idle, but its lockup action is virtually undetectable. Michael Jordan, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1982 Maserati Quattroporte," 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, "Mid-engine 2020 Corvette C8 Stingray shines on and off track," 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, "The best Harley bikes to buy for cheap," 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, "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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Cite this Entry

“Tranny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tranny. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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