Definition of cisgender in English:

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Pronunciation: /sisˈjendər/
(also cisgendered)


Denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex. Compare with transgender. this newfound attention to the plight of black trans folks by primarily cisgender allies is timely and necessary
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  • Being cisgender is having a gender that 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.


1990s: from cis- + gender.

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Syllabification: cis·gen·der

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