Cis

Pronunciation:

|sis|

Definition:

Short for cisgender, this term is used to describe a person whose gender at birth matches their gender identity.

This term is the opposite of transgender, which describes someone who has a gender identity that does NOT match their gender at birth.

Cis is a colloquial term and is even sometimes used in a derogatory fashion.

Example:

Even though Ryan is a cis-gender male, he often goes to LBGT meetings in his local area to support his friends who are transgender.