trans woman


plural trans women
: a transgender woman : a woman who was identified as male at birth
Sharon Brackett has become the first trans woman to be elected to public office in the state of Maryland …Zachary Zane
Whitehorn shared her experiences with us about working in the technology sector as a trans woman, and how from her position she feels the industry could take further steps to better support the trans community.Madeline Bennett

Examples of trans woman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Think the Compton’s Cafeteria uprising by San Francisco trans women in 1966, Stonewall in 1969. Jaclyn Cosgrove, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2024 The Compton Cafeteria riot in 1966 Three years before gay people resisted arrest at Stonewall, a group of trans women resisted arrest at Gene Compton’s cafeteria, a popular eatery among drag queens, who often went there after their shows. Olivia B. Waxman, TIME, 6 June 2024 As a surgeon, Akst can adjust that baseline pitch for a trans woman by tightening or reducing the mass of the vibrating portion of her vocal cords. Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 22 Feb. 2024 Can the California Coastal Commission decide if trans women get to surf in women’s competitions? Andrew Sheeler, Sacramento Bee, 27 May 2024 Shanahan, a former California lawyer, joined a podcast hosted by Riley Gaines, a former college swimmer who opposes allowing trans women athletes to compete in women's sports, and said medical professionals were being reckless with puberty-blocking prescriptions. Allison Novelo, CBS News, 21 May 2024 Black trans women face even more challenges when navigating the U.S. health care system, which is poorly equipped to meet their needs. Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 14 Mar. 2024 The partnership between an iconic beer company and a trans woman had already prompted a right-wing boycott of the beer maker, and Ritchie’s stunt fanned the flames. David Peisner, Rolling Stone, 20 May 2024 While navigating periods of instability and housing insecurity, Bee served as an informal mentor to many trans women in similar situations, KC Transformations’ Community Advisory Board wrote on Instagram Saturday. Ilana Arougheti, Kansas City Star, 7 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trans woman was in 1996

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“Trans woman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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