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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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One who has a mania for music.
I am a melomaniac.
by Larstait November 14, 2003
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When a light-skiined person is so close to the white race, it seems as if that person is white.
Passing~ Jason Kidd, is he white or black?
by librakkk April 11, 2009
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When someone says something so funny that you feel like you are passing away.
Stephen: Remember that time Sam left the bar to puke outside and immediately got thrown in the drunk tank.
Sally: Stop! I'm passing!
by stephenplans April 22, 2013
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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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