transgender

adjective trans·gen·der \ tran(t)s-ˈjen-dər , tranz- \
variants: or less commonly transgendered play \tran(t)s-ˈjen-dərd, tranz-\
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of transgender

: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity differs from the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth; especially : of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is opposite the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth

transgenderism

play \tran(t)s-ˈjen-dər-ˌi-zəm, tranz-\ noun

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1974

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transgender

adjective trans·gen·der \ tran(t)s-ˈjen-dər \
variants: or transgendered play \-dərd\

medical Definition of transgender

: of, relating to, or being a person (as a transsexual or a transvestite) who identifies with or expresses a gender identity that differs from the one which corresponds to the person's sex at birth

transgenderism

play \-də-ˌriz-əm\ noun

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