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From cis- +‎ gender, by analogy with transgender.



cisgender (not comparable)

  1. Having a gender identity which matches the sex one was assigned at birth; or, pertaining to such people. [from 20th c.]
    • 2009, Renee Martin, The Guardian, 25 April:
      To uphold the inequality that we choose to engage in, we regularly present the myth that trans people are deviant or a danger to cisgender people.
    • 2014, Laura Erickson-Schroth, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, page 6:
      As trans people, we have many cisgender allies—those who show their support for the concerns, needs, and rights of trans people, even though they may not personally face the same issues.
    • 2019, Rachel Timoner, “Book Review: Textual Activism by Rabbi Mike Moskowitz”, in Tikkun[1]:
      R. Moskowitz charges cisgender readers to be as conscious and deliberate with our religious identities as transgender and gender non-conforming people are with theirs, arguing that holiness is only achieved through continuous and unrelenting struggle and change.
    • 2020 April 17, Rebecca Solnit, “Coronavirus does discriminate, because that’s what humans do”, in The Guardian[2]:
      Gender assumed many roles in this pandemic. Cisgender men were more likely to die from the virus, which seemed to be about inherent vulnerabilities of those with XY chromosomes.




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cisgender (plural cisgenders)

  1. A cisgender person.
    • 2013, Shiri Eisner, Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution, page 107:
      Even in regard to cisgenders, research shows that it's “easier” for people to identify male than female features, meaning that the default “visible” person in our culture is male “unless proven otherwise.”
    • 2014, Zethu Matabeni, Reclaiming Afrikan, page 62:
      Is there a place for heterosexual cisgenders in Africa's queer movement?


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