Transgender vs. Transvestite

Transgender vs. Transvestite — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Transgender and Transvestite

Transgenderadjective

Relating to or being a person whose gender identity does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth.

Transvestitenoun

(Psychiatry) A person with transvestism.

Transgendernoun

One who is transgender.

Transvestitenoun

A cross-dresser. In this sense, the term is sometimes considered offensive.

Transgenderadjective

(narrowly) Having a gender (identity) which is different from the sex one was assigned at birth: being assigned male at birth but having a female gender or vice versa; or, pertaining to such people. Compare transsexual, and the following sense.

Transvestitenoun

A person who sometimes wears clothes traditionally worn by and associated with the opposite sex; typically a male who cross-dresses occasionally by habit or personal choice.

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Transgenderadjective

(broadly) 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; or, pertaining to such people. Compare genderqueer, transsexual.

Transvestitenoun

someone who adopts the dress or manner or sexual role of the opposite sex

Transgenderadjective

(of a space) Intended primarily for transgender people.

Transvestiteadjective

receiving sexual gratification from wearing clothing of the opposite sex

Transgenderadjective

(of a space) Available for use by transgender people (in addition to non-transgender people).

Transgendernoun

Transgenderism; the state of being transgender. Compare transsex.

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Transgendernoun

A transgender person.

Transgenderverb

(uncommon) To change the gender of; (used loosely) to change the sex of. Compare transsex.