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transgender Syllabification: trans·gen·der
Pronunciation: /transˈjendər/
(also transgendered)

Definition of transgender in English:


Denoting or relating to a person whose self-identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female gender: a transgender activist and author
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  • When I told people that I identified as transgender, they thought I was a fake.
  • On the other hand, some transgender activists objected to the cap and the one-year waiting period for surgery.
  • By challenging women's space, transgender activists act the same as social conservatives.

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