adjective for a trans person who looks like they're cis, whether intentionally or not

usage mostly limited to where trans people are functioning within cis society, where everyone is assumed cis until informed otherwise — a person "passes" for cis until clocked. within trans circles, passing is irrelevant and a rarely used term, because everyone is assumed to be trans.

adopted from an older use of passing, meaning african-americans who move within white society in order to survive. sometimes disambiguated as white-passing and cis-passing. a less appropriative & more accurate term for trans "passing" is masking.
i know passing isn't encouraged anymore bc "trans visibility" or w/e but gawd some days i wish i could just pass at the grocery store and not have to have my guard up 24/7/365
by fish trap July 15, 2018
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When a guy of color dresses and talks like a Young Republican and eats baloney sandwiches on white bread, and all the local white paddies and ofays think that the guy is a white paddy.
Rastus changed his name to Robert, put on a grey suit and a red tie, stopped shuckin' and jivin', and bought a white Oldsmobile. He got the kink out of his hair and stopped drinking cheap malt liquor. Now he's passing down in Racine.
by Cap'n Bullmoose September 24, 2007
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To Fart in ones mouth and swollow it and fart it back if someones elses mouth. Real nasty.
Mark farted in melissa mouth then melissa passed it to Jennifer. Mark is always passing.
by Disssmaster August 18, 2008
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An easy way to avoid literally any question.
Random Female: Does this dress make me look fat?

Potentially You: Pass.
by Dunkindiabetes September 06, 2016
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You receive something from a third party, and then you share it with another or others.

For instance, if you acquired some kind of knowledge from someone, and then you went on spreading it out, you "pass it on."
Have you received any act of kindness? Pass it on.

Are you done with the platter of chicken? Pass it on.
by CLTseng November 07, 2013
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