Meaning of cisgender in English:


Pronunciation /sɪsˈdʒɛndə/

Translate cisgender into Spanish


(also cisgendered)
  • Denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex.

    Compare with transgender

    ‘this new-found attention to the plight of black trans folks by primarily cisgender allies is timely and necessary’
    • ‘Being cisgender is having a gender that society considers valid.’
    • ‘It would be interesting to see what happens when cisgendered women enter transgendered women space.’
    • ‘I identify as a mostly straight cisgender man.’
    • ‘Someone mentioned that they felt judged as a cisgender/ hetero female, which I did not at all.’
    • ‘Research suggests that trans people face higher rates of harassment when compared to cisgender lesbian, gay, and bisexual people.’
    • ‘It's impossible to be sure (on the Internet no one knows if you're cisgendered) but a sizable minority of these commenters seemed to be female.’
    • ‘It doesn't harm cisgendered women to try and understand the challenges transgendered women experience.’
    • ‘In the defining moment of the film, Hedwig, a MTF transsexual played by a cisgender gay man, kisses Yitzhak, an ambiguously male character played by a cisgender woman.’
    • ‘I cannot accept the approach that cisgendered women's feminist empowerment would be threatened by accepting that there are (many) transgendered women that are as much female as any other woman.’
    • ‘There were also cisgender researchers involved (such as myself) with diverse research backgrounds.’


1990s from cis- + gender.