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gender British & World English

The state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones)

gender gap British & World English

The discrepancy in opportunities, status, attitudes, etc., between men and women

gender role British & World English

The role or behaviour learned by a person as appropriate to their gender, determined by the prevailing cultural norms

common gender British & World English

The gender of those nouns in English that are not limited to either sex, such as cousin or spouse

gender bender British & World English

A person who dresses and behaves in a way characteristic of the opposite sex

gender changer British & World English

An electrical adaptor which allows two male or two female connectors to be connected to each other

gender equality British & World English

The state in which access to rights or opportunities is unaffected by gender

gender-neutral British & World English

Suitable for, applicable to, or common to both male and female genders

gender dysphoria British & World English

The condition of feeling one’s emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one’s biological sex

gender reassignment British & World English

The process whereby a person’s physical sexual characteristics are changed by means of medical procedures such as surgery or hormone treatment

cisgender British & World English

Denoting or relating to a person whose self-identity conforms with the gender that corresponds to their biological sex; not transgender

genderqueer British & World English

Denoting or relating to a person who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions but identifies with neither, both, or a combination of male and female genders

misgender British & World English

Refer to (someone, especially a transgender person) using a word, especially a pronoun or form of address, that does not correctly reflect the gender with which they identify