Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers
a genetic male who has both male and female characteristics; a male who has undergone surgical feminization
Davy Crockett's hand would be sure to shake if his iron was pointed within a hundred miles of a shemale. ["Treasury of American Folklore"]This became obsolete, and by 1972 it had been recoined (disparagingly) for "masculine lesbian." The sense of "transsexual male" seems to date from c.1984.