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 Meachum in July issued an order blocking the investigations against two families of transgender children who had sued the state. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 20 Sep. 2022 The account, which soared from fewer than 1,000 followers in early 2021 to 1.3 million today, criticizes teachers, medical providers and others who serve transgender children and teens. Jeremy B. Merrill, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2022 On July 4, 2019, Tess came out as transgender—her own independence day. WIRED, 3 Sep. 2022 Pre-pubertal transgender children can often begin a social transition, changing one’s name and pronouns, or wearing a style that aligns best with their identity. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 2 Sep. 2022 The suit, which was filed on behalf of five families with transgender children in the district, is still pending in Hanover County Circuit Court. Zachary Schermele, NBC News, 1 Sep. 2022 Wiener said that 19 other states have introduced similar legislation to become refuges for transgender children. Paul Best, Fox News, 30 Aug. 2022 The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the law in May 2021, shortly after it was enacted, on behalf of four transgender children and their families. Brian Bushard, Forbes, 25 Aug. 2022 The district's latest rules follow Gov. Greg Abbott in February directing the Texas Department of Family Protective and Services to investigate parents who provide their transgender children with gender-affirming care. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 23 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of transgender

1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Transgender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transgender. Accessed 2 Oct. 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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