When someone states that one is a gender other than one identifies. Misgendering is most common when it comes to transgender individuals, but can happen to cisgender people as well. (Example: Being called "Sir" when "Ma'am" is appropriate, etc...)
After she cut her hair short, she was constantly a subject of misgendering.
by TransEthics September 27, 2015
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When a person is assumed to be another gender than their gender identify and/ or expression, through someone's actions,thoughts,etc.
The transgender alliance experienced alot of misgendering from cis people.
by Varnon2987 October 21, 2015
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To misgender is to use the wrong pronouns on a person
"He misgendered me so bad yesterday."
-"Did he use male pronouns again?"
by calem July 26, 2015
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What transgendereds call it when you use the right pronouns but which they don't think goes with their latest identity.
When you misgender me you negate my identity.
by MockTurtle June 20, 2016
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Self-inflicted psychological abuse transgender people experience when they attempt to attach pronouns to themselves that do not align with biological reality.
People misgender others when they use someone's "preferred pronoun" when it is obviously not their biological sex. Misgender is to use the wrong English pronoun; "he" and "she" have well defined English meanings. Misgendering people is rude; don't misgender people!
by Qriist March 21, 2021
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