short for transexual, transgender, transvestite; a general term for those who identify with more than one gender or a gender opposite to their biologically assigned gender; often used as a derogatory term for transgender people; often used between homosexual men as a term of endearment
Jeff is a tran; he moonlights as a performer with the stage name of Jacqueline Monet.
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A common Vietnamese surname. It is the 476th most common name in the United States. Other common Vietnamese last-names are Nguyen, Pham, Le, Vu, Do and Huynh
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A truncated version of transexual, transgender, or transvestite. It is attempted to be used as an umbrella term referring to those who are differently gendered, however, there are differently gendered people who would not use the term for themselves.
I'm trying to figure out if I'm trans.
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A beautiful Vietnamese girl with black hair and dark eyes.

Trans are very short with an outgoing personality.

You'd be lucky to meet a Tran in your lifetime, and you'd be incredibly lucky to meet a Tran Nguyen.

Famous Trans include Tila Tequila, and Tran Nguyen.
"So last night I was hanging out with Tran-"

"Tran Nguyen? OMG I fell in love with her!"
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The ultimate word used to define one's skill in a certain subject (usually online gaming.) It is not a well known word but the few and proud use it to differentiate themselves from all the posers that use words like Owned and Pwned
I tran utter noob soul
OMG the Trannage i am commiting is unbelievable!!
Yo that kid got tranned!
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A prefix meaning across, beyond, changing, or crossing.
The train ride we took today was transcontinental.
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An abbreviation of the word transgender (also transsexual/transexual). "Trans" is shorter and more informal than "transgender."

A trans person is someone whose gender is not that which they were assigned at birth.
When Noam was born, the doctor said they were a girl, but as they grow up, they realize that they aren't a girl. Therefore, Noam is trans.
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Asian headass
Did you see that headass Tran fingering his butthole again
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