Cambridge Dictionary changes definitions of ‘male,’ ‘female’ to include transgender people

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12/13/2022

The definitions of “man” and “woman” have been altered in the Cambridge Dictionary in order to be inclusive of transgender people. While both words still contain their primary definitions — being either “an adult male/female human being” — their secondary definitions are now “an adult who lives and identifies as male/female though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth.” Examples for both secondary definitions include references to transgender identity.

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