newhalf

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese ニューハーフ ‎(nyūhāfu, new half), from ハーフ ‎(hāfu, half; person of mixed Japanese and other ancestry), suggesting that trans women are a new kind of "half" (namely half-male and half-female). ニューハーフ is wasei eigo, from English.

Noun[edit]

newhalf ‎(plural newhalfs or newhalves)

  1. (countable, slang) A trans woman.

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