trans woman

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trans woman (plural trans women)

  1. A transgender or transsexual woman, i.e. a woman who was assigned male at birth.

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Some references, such as the GLAAD Media Reference Guide, specifically recommend the spaced spelling (trans woman) and proscribe the unspaced spelling (transwoman).

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