transmasculine

adjective

trans·​mas·​cu·​line tran(t)s-ˈma-skyə-lən How to pronounce transmasculine (audio)
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: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is partially or fully masculine and differs from the sex the person was identified as having at birth
It [the Australian National University's Gender-Inclusive Handbook] cites a 2019 study by researcher Lauren Dinour, who said that "heterosexual and woman-focused lactation language … can misgender, isolate, and harm transmasculine parents and non-heteronormative families."David Aaro

Examples of transmasculine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The creative came out as nonbinary in July 2020, and transmasculine and bi-gender in March 2021. Nick Romano, EW.com, 14 June 2023 Enter Trans Joy Fest June 7, 2023 Sometimes that internal rejuvenation looks like taking up space at a local L.A. park with his transmasculine friends, shirts off, basking in the warmth of the sun and one another’s company — along with an array of food on the grill and music flowing. Martine Thompson, Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2023 Courtesy of Scott Percy In addition to typical powerlifting training, Percy offers services specifically tailored to transmasculine people, such as pre- and post-op chest training for clients who are undergoing top surgery. Ro White, Men's Health, 6 June 2023 Sometimes that internal rejuvenation looks like taking up space at a local L.A. park with his transmasculine friends, shirts off, basking in the warmth of the sun and one another’s company — along with an array of food on the grill and music flowing. Martine Thompson, Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2023 Bryon’s narrative joins a small (but growing) number of recent projects about the transmasculine experience, which include Nicolò Bassetti’s tender Berlin documentary Into My Name and Vuk Lungulov-Klotz’s riveting drama Mutt. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 June 2023 In addition to typical powerlifting training, Percy offers services specifically tailored to transmasculine people, such as pre- and post-op chest training for clients who are undergoing top surgery. Ro White, Men's Health, 6 June 2023 Page became one of the most visible and best-known transmasculine people in the world. Brooke Sopelsa, NBC News, 31 Mar. 2023 Yeah, there’s a graphic memoir called Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag by A.K. Summers, and there’s an interesting moment where the speaker is considering the role of transmasculine people in the community. Emma Specter, Vogue, 18 June 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

trans- (in transgender) + masculine entry 1

First Known Use

1999, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of transmasculine was in 1999

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“Transmasculine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transmasculine. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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