1)A derogatory term for a transsexual
woman, which implies she isn't a "real" woman. It is most commonly used in porn for straight cisgender
men; also used in dehumanizing trans
women for joke or violence.
2)A term used to insult a cissexual
/cisgender person by implying that ze
is a trans woman.
3)An affectionate term for any trans-identified person; language reclamation from 1st term. Most commonly used by young trans people, especially trans men & masculine genderqueer
s, among whom the "language reclamation" use started. Trans women have argued that this use of the term is appropriation, not reclamation, as the derogatory use of the term has almost exclusively focused on women, yet 'reclamation' efforts have largely been steered by men.
1 & 2--see "definitions" by "mike" (and variants).
3)Hey, did you hear, the Tranny Roadshow's playing at Genderblur tonight!
I thought this was a queer/trans dance. There's, like, three trannies here. They don't even have gender neutral bathrooms!