Main meanings of tranny in English

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tranny1

(also trannie)

nountrannies

offensive
  • A transvestite or transgender person.

    • ‘You don't have to be a tranny to deviate from the rules of the gender game.’
    • ‘When I was at Forest and Liverpool, there was a tranny called Queeny that used to send me flowers before every game.’
    • ‘I wonder what she'd think if I revealed to her that I was a tranny?’
    • ‘He was hardly feminine in his appearance, and he had a beard, so was most likely not a tranny like Yours Truly.’
    • ‘We are making a series for ITV and we want to meet a new tranny who hasn't ever really been out as a woman much before.’
    • ‘As a tranny myself who has told my friends and family, I must admit it took an immense burden off my shoulders and let people into a side of my personality that some didn't see before.’
    • ‘On a personal note, I have a very strong suspicion that one of my sisters is also a tranny, but very closeted.’
    • ‘All the songs in the show are ‘by, for, or about hustlers, trannies, and drug addicts,’ and it was a very small, intimate theatre.’
    • ‘As to whether or not he is indeed a pre-op trannie, we cannot say definitively.’

Origin

1980s abbreviation of transvestite.

Pronunciation

tranny

/ˈtrani/

Main meanings of tranny in English

: tranny1tranny2tranny3

tranny2

(also trannie)

nountrannies

informal North American
  • The transmission in a motor vehicle.

    ‘I would rather repair and replace a clutch than a tranny’

Origin

1960s abbreviation.

Pronunciation

tranny

/ˈtrani/

Main meanings of tranny in English

: tranny1tranny2tranny3

tranny3

(also trannie)

nountrannies

informal British
  • A transistor radio.

    ‘watching the match with the sound down and the tranny on’

Origin

1960s abbreviation.

Pronunciation

tranny

/ˈtrani/