or dead name
[ ded-neym ]
/ ˈdɛdˌneɪm /
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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 .
to call (a person, especially a trans person) by that person’s previous name, as opposed to a chosen or preferred name.
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Origin of deadname
First recorded in 2010–15
Words nearby deadname
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Example sentences from the Web for deadname
About a week later, their page was restored, but with their deadname.Transgender activist once again banned from Facebook page|Kaela Roeder|October 30, 2020|Washington Blade