transsexual

adjective
trans·​sex·​u·​al | \ (ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce transsexual (audio) , -shəl \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of transsexual

: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is opposite the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth

Note: Transsexual people may or may not undergo surgery and hormone therapy to obtain a physical appearance typical of the gender they identify as.

Other Words from transsexual

transsexual or less commonly transexual noun
transsexualism or less commonly transexualism \ (ˌ)tran(t)s-​ˈsek-​sh(ə-​)wə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce transsexual (audio) , -​shə-​ˌli-​ \ noun
transsexuality or less commonly transexuality \ (ˌ)tran(t)s-​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwa-​lə-​tē How to pronounce transsexual (audio) \ noun

Examples of transsexual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cast includes Elliot Page, whose character comes out as transsexual in the new season. oregonlive, 2 June 2022 Becker has even gotten offers to do a couple of movies, one of them about Renée Richards, the transsexual tennis player. Angela Gaudioso, SPIN, 22 May 2022 The trolls started spamming tags like #gaypride, #ableism, #transsexual, and #depression. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, 1 Feb. 2022 The doc is a portrait of 97-year-old Lucy, deemed to be the oldest transsexual woman in Italy, a living witness of the 20th century and all its dark shadows. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 13 Oct. 2021 Porter in his work always flaunts the transvestite and transsexual issues that now preoccupy woke Hollywood. Armond White, National Review, 15 Sep. 2021 The law would add women, people who are homosexual, transsexual or with disabilities, to those protected by a law banning discrimination and punishing hate crimes. Colleen Barry, Star Tribune, 24 June 2021 Vendors can register beginning this week, and people of color as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people are encouraged to participate. Katy Read, Star Tribune, 15 May 2021 June Amelia Rose is an anarchist leatherdyke fiction writer and proud transsexual living in Brooklyn. Juneameliarose, Longreads, 25 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of transsexual

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Transsexual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transsexual. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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transsexual

adjective
trans·​sex·​u·​al
variants: also transexual \ (ˈ)tran(t)s-​ˈsek-​sh(ə-​)-​wəl, -​ˈsek-​shəl How to pronounce transsexual (audio) \

Medical Definition of transsexual

: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is opposite the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth

Note: Transsexual people may or may not undergo surgery and hormone therapy to obtain a physical appearance typical of the gender they identify as.

Other Words from transsexual

transsexual also transexual noun
transsexualism also transexualism \ -​wə-​ˌliz-​əm, -​shə-​ˌliz-​ How to pronounce transsexual (audio) \ noun
transsexuality also transexuality \ -​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwal-​ət-​ē How to pronounce transsexual (audio) \ noun, plural transsexualities also transexualities

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