assigned sex

[ uh-sahynd seks ]
/ əˈsaɪnd ˈsɛks /

noun

a baby’s sex as determined or assigned based on the appearance of external reproductive organs and, sometimes, chromosomal testing: One's gender identity is not necessarily congruent with one's assigned sex.

Nearby words

  1. assignat,
  2. assignation,
  3. assignats,
  4. assigned counsel,
  5. assigned risk,
  6. assignee,
  7. assignment,
  8. assignor,
  9. assimilable,
  10. assimilate

Origin of assigned sex

First recorded in 1955–60

Usage note


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