- informal a male-to-female transsexual
Examples from the Web for she-male
On the term “she-male,” GLAAD has issued similar condemnations.RuPaul’s ‘She-Mail’ Exits Drag Race
April 14, 2014
Word Origin and History for she-male
Davy Crockett's hand would be sure to shake if his iron was pointed within a hundred miles of a shemale. ["Treasury of American Folklore"]
This became obsolete, and by 1972 it had been recoined (disparagingly) for "masculine lesbian." The sense of "transsexual male" seems to date from c.1984.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper