Last modified on 7 March 2015, at 07:53




transgendered (comparative more transgendered, superlative most transgendered)

  1. (uncommon, offensive, proscribed) Transgender; having changed gender identity (with or without surgery) from male to female, or from female to male. (Compare transsexual.)

Usage notesEdit

  • The term transgender is more common[1] and is preferred by transgender people; several authorities specifically proscribe transgendered, comparing its use to the use of blacked in place of black.[2][3][4]


transgendered (plural transgendereds)

  1. (nonstandard, rare, offensive) A transgendered person.

Usage notesEdit

  • The adjective transgendered is offensive as-is, and nominalization of it may make it even more offensive — see the usage note at transsexual regarding the use of this type of word as a noun.



  1. simple past tense and past participle of transgender


  1. ^ Google Ngrams data show that transgender has been more common since 1998
  2. ^ GLAAD Media Reference Guide - Transgender Issues
  3. ^ German Lopez, Why you should always use "transgender" instead of "transgendered" (Vox, 18 February 2015)
  4. ^ Dan Savage, Savage Love: Gayed, Blacked, Transgendered (Creative Loafing, 11 January 2014)