Entry from British & World English dictionary
1(In South Asia) a person whose birth sex is male but who identifies as female or as neither male nor female.
- For the thousands of hijras who throng Koovakam dressed as brides for Aravan, theirs is a martyr's role.
- I'll drive relishing the solitude; and there are lots of hijras in Jaisalmer.
- If one boy wanted to taunt another, all he had to do was clap-clap, pause, and the message was clear: ‘You are nothing but a hijra.’
Hindi, literally 'eunuch'.
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