sex change

sex change
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [seks cheynj]
    • /sɛks tʃeɪndʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [seks cheynj]
    • /sɛks tʃeɪndʒ/

Definitions of sex change words

  • noun sex change the alteration, by surgery and hormone treatments, of a person's physical sex characteristics to approximate those of the opposite sex: Born male, she now lives as a woman but has no plans for a sex change. 1
  • noun sex change a change in a person's physical sexual characteristics to those of the opposite sex, often achieved by surgery 0
  • noun sex change (as modifier) 0

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Origin of sex change

First appearance:

before 1975
One of the 1% newest English words
First recorded in 1975-80

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Parts of speech for Sex change


sex change popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

sex change usage trend in Literature

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