transgender

adjective

trans·​gen·​der tran(t)s-ˈjen-dər How to pronounce transgender (audio)
tranz-
: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity differs from the sex the person was identified as having at birth
especially : of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is opposite the sex the person was identified as having at birth
transgenderism noun

Examples of transgender in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gonzales has a transgender daughter, Libby, and the family has vocally opposed anti-transgender legislation, including testifying at hearings at the state Capitol. Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2024 And as transgender issues have become central to political culture wars — and as anti-transgender activists have increasingly focused their attention on transgender kids — Trump has become increasingly vocal about the topic as well. Franco Ordoñez, NPR, 11 May 2024 Bundy’s son Eli, who is transgender and attends college out of state, has frequently addressed the Legislature to oppose anti-transgender bills. Aliyya Swaby, ProPublica, 6 Dec. 2023 In another part of the city, an underground art group for transgender people organized by Center T met on a warm afternoon last month, in an atmosphere so exuberant that the outside world of politicians whipping up anti-transgender sentiment seemed far away for a few hours. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2023 See all Example Sentences for transgender 

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of transgender was in 1974

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“Transgender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transgender. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

transgender

adjective
trans·​gen·​der tran(t)s-ˈjen-dər How to pronounce transgender (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity differs from the sex the person was identified as having at birth

Medical Definition

transgender

adjective
trans·​gen·​der tran(t)s-ˈjen-dər How to pronounce transgender (audio)
tranz-
: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity differs from the sex the person was identified as having at birth
especially : of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is opposite the sex the person was identified as having at birth
transgenderism noun

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