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

Other Words from transphobia

transphobic \ ˌtran(t)s-​ˈfō-​​bik How to pronounce transphobic (audio) , ˌtranz-​ \ adjective
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1992, in the meaning defined above

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“Transphobia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transphobia. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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