- cisgender or cissexual: He may not be macho, but he's definitely a cis male.
- a person who is cisgender or cissexual.
Origin of cis
- a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin meaning “on the near side of; on this side of” (cisalpine); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (cisatlantic).
- Chemistry. a specialization of this denoting a geometric isomer having a pair of identical atoms or groups attached on the same side of two atoms linked by a double bond.Compare trans-(def 2).
- a prefix meaning “on the same side of,” referring to the alignment of one’s gender identity with one’s biological sex assigned at birth (cisgender; cissexual).
Origin of cis-
- Commonwealth of Independent States.
Examples from the Web for cis
Contemporary Examples of cis
Numbers USA, FAIR, and CIS were all part of the effort that successfully defeated the DREAM Act in the Senate in 2010.Inside The Center For Immigration Studies, The Immigration False-Fact Think Tank
May 15, 2014
Cis- all of these terms capture that a person is not trans or does not have a gender diverse identity or presentation.
Cis Male (see also Cis Man, Cisgender Male, Cisgender Man); a male who identifies as a man/has a masculine gender identity.
When cis men tell me these things, it honestly makes me a little sad.
While cis dykes have generally shown little interest in me, my experiences with cis men have in comparison gone rather swimmingly.
Historical Examples of cis
The directory meant more to Johnnie than ever had Cis's books.
The others were pigeons, and Cis had told him that people ate them.
There were little movements in Cis's room, and he felt sure she was not asleep.
And Johnnie saw that while Cis was looking with all her might, it was not at him!
Music, as Cis could see, was One-Eye's medium of expressing his emotions.
- Commonwealth of Independent States
- on this or the near side ofcisalpine
- (often in italics) indicating that two groups of atoms in an unsaturated compound lie on the same side of a double bondcis- butadiene Compare trans- (def. 5)
Word Origin for cis-
word-forming element meaning "on the near side of, on this side," from Latin preposition cis "on this side" (in reference to place or time), related to citra (adv.) "on this side," from PIE *ki-s, from root *ko- "this" (cf. Old Church Slavonic si, Lithuanian šis, Hittite ki "this," Old English hider, Gothic hidre "hither;" see he). Opposed to trans- or ultra-. Originally only of place, sometimes 19c. of time; 21c. of life situations (e.g. cis-gender, by 2011).
- Having two mutations on two genes on the same chromosome of a homologous pair.
- Having a pair of identical atoms or groups on the same side of a plane that passes through two carbon atoms linked by a double bond:cis-butene.