Meaning of “transsexual” in the English Dictionary

"transsexual" in British English

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transsexualnoun [ C ]

uk /trænzˈsek.ʃu.əl/ us /trænzˈsek.ʃu.əl/

a person who feels that they are not the same gender (= sex) as the physical body they was born with, or who does not fit easily into being either a male or a female


a person who has had medical treatment to change their sex

noun [ U ] /-ˌsek.sjuˈæl.ə.ti/ /-ˌsek.ʃuˈæl.ə.t̬i/

(Definition of “transsexual” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)