Top definition
Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist. That group of feminists that claims that trans women aren't really women, as biological determinism is only a fallacy when it used against them, not when they use it against others.
Isn't it mindboggling that the Royal College of Psychiatrists would invite a TERF like Julie Bindel to come talk at a study day on transgenderism and transsexuality? That's like inviting Fred Phelps to come deliver the keynote at a gay pride.
by zmas March 15, 2011
Get the mug
Get a TERF mug for your Facebook friend Abdul.
2
"Trans exclusionary radical feminist"
This being a so called feminist who believes, somehow, that transgender women arent real women or are "fake" or "men trying to make women's experiences invalid" or "sexist".

TERF's aren't real feminists. That's for sure. A real feminist would be inclusive and would credit ALL women's experiences.
There are too many TERF's on Urban Dictionary.
by GayerthanyouHA! March 09, 2019
Get the mug
Get a TERF mug for your guy Manafort.
3
Trans-Exlusionary Radical Feminist. Originally just named radical feminism. The basis of radical feminism is that gender is a social construct forced upon people at birth and are roles specifically designed to keep women subordinate to men (masculinity vs.feminity). Men, Trans activist, and liberal feminist use the term "TERF" because the principle of radical feminism cannot coexist with gender/trans ideology
TERF is usually thrown at any woman who express a female centered opionion or whose opinion is out of line with gender ideology. And of course, diversity of opinion is bad and liberals will silence you immediately with the term TERF to justify your harrassment, beating, and raping. All in the name of progressiveness
by Ghostglitter January 20, 2017
Get the mug
Get a TERF mug for your grandma Beatrix.
4
A "trans-exclusionary feminist"
This means someone who claims to be a feminist but believes that transgender women are not real women or are "fake" or "sexist" because they are trans.
There are lots of TERF's on urban dictionary.
by GayerthanyouHA! March 09, 2019
Get the mug
Get a TERF mug for your mate Paul.
5
"Trans-exclusionary radical feminists"
People who call themselves feminists but aren't because they discredit transgender women and their expiriences, even slandering and hating trans women, saying they aren't 'real' women, and saying they are somehow sexist.
Real feminists credit all women's experiences and hardships. TERFs aren't real feminists. They're transphobes.
by GayerthanyouHA! March 09, 2019
Get the mug
Get a TERFs mug for your Facebook friend Manley.
6
Trans-Exlusionary Radical Feminist. Originally just named radical feminism. The basis of radical feminism is that gender is a social construct forced upon people at birth and are roles specifically designed to keep women subordinate to men (masculinity vs.feminity). Men, Trans activist, and liberal feminist use the term "TERF" because the principle of radical feminism cannot coexist with gender/trans ideology
Radical Feminists are inappropriately named TERFS to silence any female centered discussion
by Ghostglitter December 20, 2016
Get the mug
Get a TERF mug for your Facebook friend Bob.
7
"Trans girls aren't really girls"which makes me a big fucking terf
by Amazonian July 25, 2018
Get the mug
Get a TERF mug for your buddy Manley.