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

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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 These changes come as a new poll revealed that more American adults than before are identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Kaanita Iyer, USA TODAY, "Potato Head goes gender neutral. What is gender neutrality and how can I be more inclusive?," 27 Feb. 2021 Proponents of Biden's executive order stress the importance of inclusion for gay and transgender children, who suffer from high suicide rates and mental health problems. Joseph Simonson, Washington Examiner, "States set for clash with Biden administration over transgender athletes," 23 Feb. 2021 Separately, the Trump administration issued rules that sought to enable medical providers to deny care to lesbian, gay or transgender patients because of religious or personal objections. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "Biden wastes no time shooting down Trump guidelines on LGBTQ rights," 21 Jan. 2021 The 120-member legislative body also has 11 lawmakers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender; a dozen people of Pacific Island descent; and 16 Maori members. New York Times, "With Progressive Politics on March in New Zealand, Maori Minister Blazes New Trails," 15 Nov. 2020 In the past decade, many executives, like the country at large, have moved in Democrats’ direction on noneconomic issues such as immigration, race, gay and transgender rights, and climate. Greg Ip And Ken Thomas, WSJ, "Business on Biden: Not So Bad, Given the Alternatives," 25 Oct. 2020 The achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender icons are typically celebrated throughout the month of October —when the community also celebrates Coming Out Day on Oct. 11. San Diego Union-Tribune, "COVID-19 dampens efforts behind annual monthlong celebrations that honor culture, heritage," 11 Oct. 2020 Employers can no longer discriminate against gay and transgender workers. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The White House Coronavirus Outbreak Won’t Stop the Barrett Confirmation," 8 Oct. 2020 None of the five have anti-gay policies, according to the Sentinel’s investigation, and one has been highlighted by Step Up as a school known to be welcoming to gay and transgender students. Annie Martin, orlandosentinel.com, "'LGBTQ’ awareness training offered to private schools that accept state scholarships," 7 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of transgender

1974, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of transgender was in 1974

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2 Mar 2021

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“Transgender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transgender. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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