trans man


plural trans men
: a transgender man : a man who was identified as female at birth
… a rebalancing is under way because now, at last, trans men are getting some visibility in the media.Charlie Kiss
Despite a court ruling that overturned President Trump's ban on trans troops, one trans man has told BuzzFeed News that he was turned away multiple times by the Air Force Reserves because of his trans status.Meka Beresford

Examples of trans man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All students, including trans men and trans women, will be allowed to compete on men’s teams, according to the policy. Jo Yurcaba, NBC News, 9 Apr. 2024 White, middle-class, employed feminine trans women and masculine trans men had an easier time obtaining hormones. Noah Schamus, The New Yorker, 27 Mar. 2024 In his first film role since coming out as a trans man, the actor has evidently brought much of his own identity and experience to this sensitively observed story of a trans man cagily reunited with his family after a five-year period of estrangement. Guy Lodge, Variety, 22 Mar. 2024 Last year, Knott and colleagues published a small study analyzing breast tissue from trans men and cis women. Theresa Gaffney, STAT, 11 Mar. 2024 Chappelle, however, can’t even do this without shoehorning in a shot at trans men. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 31 Dec. 2023 The class-action lawsuit relates only to trans women and does not include trans men, nonbinary people, or intersex people. Moe K. Clark, The Denver Post, 2 Feb. 2024 Furthermore, trans women experience more job exclusion than trans men and are frequently pushed into prostitution or precarious em- ployment. Caterina De Biasio, Vogue, 25 Jan. 2024 In addition to being the second trans man in the franchise, Denim also spoke candidly about her autism this season, providing representation within the Drag Race universe in more ways than one. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 17 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trans man was in 1996

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“Trans man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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