Gender & Sexuality dictionary t-girl or T-girl [tee-gurl] What does t-girl mean? A t-girl is a term for a transgender girl or woman. Some in the LGBTQ community may find it offensive. Related words cis, queer, gender-fluid, gender-neutral pronouns, genderflux, bigender, nonbinary gender Where does t-girl come from? stltoday.com T-girl is a variation on transgender woman or trans woman, a person who was assigned male at birth but whose gender identity is female. T is short for trans(gender) and girl, of course, is a term for a female person. The transgender man equivalent of a t-girl is t-boy. Early instances of t-girl online are found in personals posted on gender-and-sexuality-based Usenet groups in the late 1990s. Today, t-girl is sometimes used in the pornography industry to label or promote content. Some have argued that this use of t-girl fetishizes or objectifies transgender woman. Others, such as a self-identified transgender commentator Daniella Argento in 2018 blog post on the term, have observed: Wherever the usage is, the pornographer follows. However, I simply cannot agree that a word being used by a pornographer invalidates other uses of that word. It is simply a nonsensical argument. Using obscenities in polite society does not raise their register. Using high register words to describe obscenity does not destroy the meaning of the word. Is 'T-Girl' offensive? I was recently given reason to consider this. What do YOU think? https://t.co/0PyZ6e8572 — Daniella Argento (@DaniArgTG) January 9, 2018 Examples of t-girl these girls using pride as an excuse to get drunk and high but when was the last time you supported a t-girl's gofundme?? @yxng_meezy, June 2019 Nightlight in cities from coast to coast have always been gay-centric and left queer, transgender, and gender-nonconforming people at the door. But for GAMI, the Miami born and raised T-girl, this kind of homosexual nonsense she’s witnessed growing up in the city is ready for retirement. Chris Thomas, Out, October 2018 tgirlnights.com SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses t-girl? The term t-girl is disputed within the LGBTQ community. Some transgender woman identify as t-girls. As noted, others find t-girl offensive, especially because the term is associated with pornography featuring transgender women. Having @saharaknite draped over you is one of the most fundamentally wonderful experiences a t-girl can have 😍 pic.twitter.com/ydq4nqpMac — Rebecca B (@Superbreeze_Bex) July 28, 2019 Given that some people may be offended, it’s always best to ask a person about their identification preferences. Additionally, calling a woman a girl (outside contexts where women themselves are using it playfully or affectionately) is sexist. hey if you’re cisgender you’re not allowed to use tr*nny, t-girl, transgenders, transgenderism and a number of other things. whether you’re talking to a queer person or not! be respectful. these terms are outdated and offensive! — lady luck Ⓥ (@gorestruly666) June 24, 2019 Just Added 4th of July, boogaloo, shelfie, ACAB, yeet Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of t-girl like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of t-girl that will help our users expand their word mastery.