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

Definition of cisgender in English:


Denoting or relating to a person whose self-identity conforms with the gender that corresponds to their biological sex; not transgender: this newfound attention to the plight of black trans folks by primarily cisgender allies is timely and necessary
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  • There were also cisgender researchers involved (such as myself) with diverse research backgrounds.
  • It doesn't harm cisgendered women to try and understand the challenges transgendered women experience.
  • It's impossible to be sure (on the Internet no one knows if you're cisgendered) but a sizable minority of these commenters seemed to be female.


1990s: from cis- + gender.

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