Meaning of misgender in English:


Pronunciation /mɪsˈdʒɛndə/


[with object]
  • Refer to (someone, especially a transgender person) using a word, especially a pronoun or form of address, that does not correctly reflect the gender with which they identify.

    ‘various media outlets have continued to misgender her’
    • ‘By repeatedly misgendering Bal as "him" in her commentary, she does more than simply misinterpret an admittedly ambiguous name.’
    • ‘Television news programs have similarly continued to misgender her.’
    • ‘They aren't the only professionals familiar with the case who tend to misgender Brandon when discussing his case.’
    • ‘When trans women are murdered, newspapers commonly misgender them.’
    • ‘The papers go out of their way to misgender and belittle, replacing every correct gender reference with one that seems calculated to humiliate.’
    • ‘Even though they keep misgendering trans people, they still don't treat them the same way they treat folks of (what they think as the) "corresponding" gender.’
    • ‘Calling trans women males is a way to misgender us and reinforce the idea that we're not "real women."’
    • ‘I hope she was able to be around people who treat her as a valued, valid human being and don't misgender her.’
    • ‘She rarely speaks up when characters misgender her or demean her.’
    • ‘Their reports also misgender the trans student several times.’