transphobia

noun
trans·​pho·​bia | \ ˌtran(t)s-ˈfō-bē-ə How to pronounce transphobia (audio) , ˌtranz- \

Definition of transphobia

: irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against transgender people Homophobia and transphobia are still major issues among LGBTQ youth, who are at higher risk for verbal harassment by classmates …— Erica Lenti — compare homophobia

Other Words from transphobia

transphobic \ ˌtran(t)s-​ˈfō-​​bik How to pronounce transphobia (audio) , ˌtranz-​ \ adjective
transphobic views

First Known Use of transphobia

1992, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for transphobia

trans entry 1 + -phobia

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The first known use of transphobia was in 1992

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“Transphobia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transphobia. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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