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.

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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 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 More than half of those were against transvestite, transsexual and transgender women, according to the National Observatory of LGBT Hate Crimes. NBC News, 20 Mar. 2020 Nineteen will showcase artworks exclusively by women and will include works by at least one transsexual woman. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, 15 Nov. 2019 Dasha Burns, a writer and strategist, wrote in a CNN op-ed in 2016 that people who menstruate -- including women, young girls, transsexual men and non-binary folks -- don't have a choice to not purchase menstrual products. Leah Asmelash, CNN, 15 Oct. 2019 The idea of a transsexual lesbian was novel, and Bornstein’s new friends asked a lot of questions. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 28 June 2019 Dana International’s win was controversial in Israel, as some members of the Orthodox community condemned the idea of the country being represented by a transsexual performer. Monica Mercuri, Billboard, 29 May 2018 At the time, some of the more common terms did in fact start that way (transgender, transsexual). Katy Steinmetz, Time, 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of transsexual

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of transsexual was in 1957

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24 May 2021

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“Transsexual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transsexual. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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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