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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.
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.
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(Psychology) of or relating to a person who wants to belong to the opposite sex
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trans•gen•der(trænsˈdʒɛn dər, trænz-)
1. a person appearing or attempting to be a member of the opposite sex, as a transsexual or habitual cross-dresser.adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of transgenders: the transgender movement.
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adj [person] → transgenre
n → transgenre mf
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