Transgender Glossary / Terms and Meanings

Transgender Glossary / Terms and Meanings

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Are you wondering what some abbreviations and terms stand for in the  transgender community? Here are some of the most commonly used terms.

  • MTF/M2F - male to femaleFTM/F2M - female to male
  • AMAB - assigned male at birth
  • AFAB - assigned female at birth
  • NB/ENBY - non-binary
  • GAFF - A gaff is an undergarment worn to tuck. The gaff compresses your genital area, making it appear smooth and feminine. 
  • ALLY - Someone that is trans friendly. 
  • CLOCKED - Getting "clocked" is a term that is used when someone can tell that you are trans, and not a cisgender female. Also known as clocking.
  • GENDER DYSPHORIAGender dysphoria is a term used to describe the distress a person experiences when their true gender identity doesn't match the given gender they were assigned at birth.


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