transsexual

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trans- +‎ sexual

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transsexual (comparative more transsexual, superlative most transsexual)

  1. (of a person) Being a transsexual.

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transsexual (plural transsexuals)

  1. One who has changed or is in the process of changing his/her physical sex (because it did not match his/her gender identity) by undergoing medical treatment such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and/or sex reassignment surgery (SRS).
    • 1995, To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar:
      When a man is a woman trapped in a man's body, and has a little operation, he is a transsexual.
    • a. 1998, Myra Love, Reality’s Friends, excerpted in Gertrude M. James Gonzalez and Anne J. M. Mamary (editors), Cultural Activisms: Poetic Voices, Political Voices, SUNY Press (1999), ISBN 978-0-7914-3965-4, page 107:
      He claimed that they had this wonderful and loving relationship in which the transsexual-to-be had felt that his suitor truly loved him the way he was and didn’t want him to have the surgery, []
    • 2003 December 9, Kitty Fine, “How to Tell If Your Fella Wants to Be a Woman!”, in Weekly World News, ISSN 0199-574X, page 14:
      Hundreds of women every year are taken completely by surprise when their husbands announce they want to undergo sex-change surgery — and the news is even more shocking when comes, as it often does, from a burly he-man who’d given no clue to his inner girl. ¶ But the signs are definitely there if your husband is dreaming of becoming a transsexual, says a new study by a top sexologist.
    • a. 2006, anonymous, “My Husband’s Secret”, in Grandma Joy, Grandma Joy's Hope for Hurting Women: Healing the Wounds of the Past and Gaining Hope for the Future, Destiny Image Publishers (2006), ISBN 978-0-7684-2351-8, page 133:
      He was wearing women’s clothes before he had the surgery; then, he actually became a transsexual, and they (amazingly) stayed together.

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  • It may be inappropriate to refer to or describe a transsexual person as "a transsexual"; compare "a black", "a gay". "A transsexual man" (for a man who is biologically female, or was biologically female prior to sex reassignment) or "a transsexual woman" (for the reverse) is frequently more appropriate.

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Adjective[edit]

transsexual m, f (masculine and feminine plural transsexuals)

  1. transsexual

Noun[edit]

transsexual m, f (plural transsexuals)

  1. a transsexual

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