two-spirit

[ too-spir-it ]
/ ˈtuˌspɪr ɪt /

noun

(in some American Indian tribes) a person, especially a biological male, who adopts the gender identity, dress, and social roles traditionally assigned to the opposite sex.
a person who adopts some combination of male and female gender identity, dress, and social roles, or who identifies as gay, lesbian, transgender, etc.
a culturally distinct gender apart from the male and female gender.

Nearby words

  1. two-pot screamer,
  2. two-seater,
  3. two-shot,
  4. two-sided,
  5. two-speed,
  6. two-spot,
  7. two-spotted spider mite,
  8. two-star,
  9. two-step,
  10. two-step exercise test

Related formstwo-spirit·ed, adjective

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019