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she-male

noun
1.
(informal) a male-to-female transsexual
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Contemporary definitions for she-male
noun

a genetic male who has both male and female characteristics; a male who has undergone surgical feminization

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derogatory slang

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Word Origin and History for she-male
n.

early 19c. U.S. colloquial, "a female, a woman," from she + male.

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.

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