Definition of tranny in English:

tranny

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrani
 
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(also trannie)

noun (plural trannies)

informal
  • 1chiefly British A transistor radio.
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    • Walking down Carnaby Street in a miniskirt, with the Beatles on the tranny, while blokes on building sites gave you a wolf whistle.
    • I packed the tranny for our holiday in the Far North.
    • Not that sitting at a computer is an acceptable substitute for doing what I do, which is the terribly naff habit of lugging the tranny around with me.
  • 2A photographic transparency.
  • 3North American The transmission in a motor vehicle.
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    • It has balloon tires that float over the snow, monster-truck suspension, an extended wheelbase, and a low-gear tranny, not to mention leather seats and a killer sound system.
    • The downside are the fuel bills (although they are actually better than most SUVs) and the tranny does make a whining noise at speed, but that is really taking a poke at it.
    • So be kind to your tranny, power steering and brakes, and give the tractor extra warm-up time in the winter.
  • 4 (usually trannie) A transvestite.
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    • You don't have to be a tranny to deviate from the rules of the gender game.
    • When I was at Forest and Liverpool, there was a tranny called Queeny that used to send me flowers before every game.
    • Yes, it causes problems, but then I'm guessing Creepy doesn't wear too many skirts or dresses, which if so makes her a tranny too.

Origin

1960s: abbreviation.

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