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(trăns-jĕn′dər, trănz-)
Relating to or being a person whose gender identity does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth.
n. Offensive
One who is transgender.
Usage Note: Transgender is properly used as an adjective. Its use as a noun is offensive; phrases such as a transgender person or a person who is transgender are preferable. When referring to more than one person, the phrases transgender people or the transgender community can be used. · The term transsexual is older than transgender. Although the use of transsexual as a noun was once acceptable, nowadays, such use is usually considered offensive.


(Psychology) of or relating to a person who wants to belong to the opposite sex
ˌtransˈgendered adj


(trænsˈdʒɛn dər, trænz-)
1. a person appearing or attempting to be a member of the opposite sex, as a transsexual or habitual cross-dresser.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of transgenders: the transgender movement.

Also, trans•gen′dered.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.transgender - involving a partial or full reversal of gender
homosexual - sexually attracted to members of your own sex


adj [person] → transgenre
ntransgenre mf
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