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cisgender Syllabification: cis·gen·der
Pronunciation: /sisˈjendər/
(also cisgendered)

Definition of cisgender in English:

adjective

Denoting or relating to someone whose sense of personal identity corresponds with the gender assigned to them at birth. Compare transgender. this newfound attention to the plight of black trans folks by primarily cisgender allies is timely and necessary
More example sentences
  • Being cisgender is having a gender that is society considers valid.
  • It would be interesting to see what happens when cisgendered women enter transgendered women space.
  • I identify as a mostly straight cisgender man.

Origin

1990s: from cis- + gender.

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