transgender

adjective
trans·​gen·​der | \ tran(t)s-ˈjen-dər How to pronounce transgender (audio) , tranz- \

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

Other Words from transgender

transgenderism \ tran(t)s-​ˈjen-​dər-​ˌi-​zəm How to pronounce transgender (audio) , tranz-​ \ noun

Examples of transgender in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jenkins, a poet and activist who grew up in Chicago before moving to Minneapolis, made history in 2017 as the first Black openly transgender woman elected to public office in America. Holly Bailey, Washington Post, 22 May 2022 Supporters of a ban warn that in a rapidly changing society, transgender girls would have an unfair biological advantage from having been born stronger males. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 18 May 2022 Daily Jay is met with ongoing challenges that are fairly typical for most transgender students in Utah. Kevin Randall | For The Utah Pride Center, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 May 2022 Both Ted and Dorian emphasize the importance of a community that understands and validates bigender identity, and several organizations exist for transgender and nonbinary people. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 17 May 2022 The Texas Supreme Court reversed the statewide halt on investigations into parents who provide gender-affirming care to their transgender children on Friday. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 13 May 2022 Abbott’s directive came several months after bills to limit transgender medical care failed in the Texas Legislature last year. J. David Goodman, BostonGlobe.com, 13 May 2022 Some said the inclusion of transgender women would reverse progress on women’s rights by blurring gender lines. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 May 2022 On April 8, Governor Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Vulnerable Compassion and Protection Act into law, along with a bill to restrict transgender people from using school bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity. al, 7 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of transgender

1974, in the meaning defined above

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25 May 2022

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“Transgender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transgender. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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transgender

adjective
trans·​gen·​der | \ tran(t)s-ˈjen-dər How to pronounce transgender (audio) , tranz- \

Medical 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

Other Words from transgender

transgenderism \ -​də-​ˌriz-​əm How to pronounce transgender (audio) \ noun

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