Transgender vs Ciswoman - What's the difference?

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Transgender is a see also of ciswoman.


As nouns the difference between transgender and ciswoman

is that transgender is while ciswoman is (lgbt) a cisgender woman, a woman who is biologically female.

As an adjective transgender

is (narrowly|of a person) having a gender identity (self-image) which is the opposite of one's physical sex: being physically male but identifying as female, or vice versa.

As a verb transgender

is (lb) to change the gender of; (used loosely) to change the sex of.

transgender

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (narrowly, of a person) Having a gender identity (self-image) which is the opposite of one's physical sex: being physically male but identifying as female, or vice versa.
  • * 2010 , Jessica Green, "I'm sorry, I'm not lesbian", The Guardian , 3 Mar 2010:
  • One head of a small gay charity visibly flinched when I mentioned my boyfriend and has been cold towards me ever since. I've even caught someone staring down my top to see if I'm transgender .
  • * 2010 , Natasha Lennard, "City Room", New York Times , 7 Apr 2010:
  • But the inclusion of the word “trannie” — a pejorative, in some circles — in the title, and the film’s parodic representation of transgender women, has offended many people.
  • (broadly, of a person) Not identifying with culturally conventional gender roles and categories of male or female; having changed gender identity from male to female or female to male, or identifying with elements of both, or having some other gender identity.
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  • * 1998 , John Cloud, "Trans across America", Time , 20 Feb 1998:
  • Their first step was to reclaim the power to name themselves: transgender is now the term most widely used, and it encompasses everyone from cross-dressers (those who dress in clothes of the opposite sex) to transsexuals (those who surgically "correct" their genitals to match their "real" gender).

    Synonyms

    * TG (abbreviated form)

    Antonyms

    * cisgender

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • * 2007 , Alison Stone, An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy (ISBN 074563883X), page 41
  • Before we can answer this question, we need to consider two other phenomena – transsex and transgender – which also expose the muddle within conventional categories of sex.
  • A transgender person.
  • * 2005 , Walter Bockting & Eric Avery, Transgender Health and HIV Prevention , p. 116:
  • In a patriarchal society in which machismo rules, MTF transgenders represent a challenge to traditional masculinity due to their renouncing of the male position of social power.
  • * 2006 , Jayne Caudwell, Sport, Sexualities and Queer/theory , p. 122:
  • Individual transgenders could compete in any division; however, transgender teams could not play against biological women's teams.

    Usage notes

    * See the usage note at transsexual regarding the use of this type of word as a noun.

    Hypernyms

    *LGBT

    Coordinate terms

    * two-spirit, berdache * hijra

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (lb) To change the gender of; (used loosely) to change the sex of.
  • * 2005 , Sue Tolleson-Rinehart, ?Jyl J. Josephson, Gender and American Politics (ISBN 0765631563), pages 15 and 205:
  • and one that is still dominated by male nominees, women nominees might be seen as either contributing to the regendering, or the transgendering , of the Cabinet.
    This chapter examines women secretaries-designate in terms of their contributions to regendering or transgendering a cabinet office, to a gender desegregation or integration of the cabinet.
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  • See also

    * LGBT, LGBTQ, LGBTQIA * TS * crossdress * drag * SRS * ----

    ciswoman

    English

    Noun

    (ciswomen)
  • (LGBT) A cisgender woman, a woman who is biologically female.
  • * 2010 , Holly Kearl, Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women , Greenwood Publishing Group, ISBN 978-0-313-38496-7, page 57:
  • Not only do people harass and attack transwomen for being who they are: transwomen also face scrutiny from both ciswomen and cismen over “what” they are.

    Synonyms

    * genetic girl (GG)

    Coordinate terms

    * cisman, transwoman, transman

    Hypernyms

    * cisperson

    See also

    * cisgender, transgender, cisfemale, cismale