See also: trans woman




From trans- +‎ woman or trans +‎ woman.


transwoman (plural transwomen)

  1. alternative spelling of trans woman
    • 2007, Reid Vanderburgh, Transition and Beyond: Observations on Gender Identity:
      She had been attracted to Sharon from the time they met, but had not felt comfortable with the idea of dating a transwoman.
    • 2010, Gayle Salamon, Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality:
      A transwoman is thus required to fashion her own body as a blank in order to gain a document that is not itself a blank; the document will not speak her sex until her body fails to.
    • 2012, Nicholas M. Teich, Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue:
      Conversely, if you are a lesbian-identified transwoman who was legally married to a woman prior to transition, some people may claim your union is now illegal because it is presently a same-sex marriage.

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