or dead name

[ ded-neym ]

  1. the previous name of someone who has changed that name, especially the pretransition first name of a trans person.

verb (used with object)dead·named, dead·nam·ing.Also dead-name .
  1. to call (a person, especially a trans person) by that person’s previous name, as opposed to a chosen or preferred name.

Origin of deadname

First recorded in 2010–15

Words Nearby deadname Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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