Glossary of Spanish gender and sex terminology

Glossaries in other languages

This page lists Spanish terms related to gender and sex. They are alphabetically ordered according to the words in Spanish.


  • afeminado: effeminate
  • agénero: agender
  • aliado: ally
  • androginia: androgyny
  • andrógino/andrógina: androgyne
  • apariencia andrógina: androgynous look
  • asignado hombre al nacer (AHAN): AMAB, DMAB, CAMAB, MAAB
  • asignado mujer al nacer (AMAN): AFAB, DFAB, CAFAB, FAAB



  • cambio de nombre: name change
  • cisgénero: cisgender
  • cissexismo: cissexism
  • cisheteronormativo: cisheteronormative
  • cuir (pejorative)/queer: queer
  • Cónyuge: wife / husband (gender neutral term). Used in formal language.




  • femenino: feminine
  • femme: femme
  • feminidad: femininity
  • feminista radical transexclusiva (TERFA) : TERF



  • heteronormativo: heteronormative




  • Latin@ or Latinx or Latine. A gender-inclusive form of "Latino"/"Latina".
  • lesbiana: lesbian


  • malgenerizar (verb): to misgender
  • marimacha (pejorative, can be used as an insult): butch; tomboy
  • machorra (pejorative, can be used as an insult): butch, tomboy
  • maricón / marica (pejorative): sissy Usually used as an insult, has been lately reclaimed by gay men.
  • masculinidad: masculinity
  • masculino: masculine
  • multigénero: multigender / pangender


  • no-binario / no-binaria / no-binarie: nonbinary No-binario stands for "género no binario" (nonbinary gender) and no-binaria stands for "persona no-binaria" (nonbinary person). The gender of the word doesn't imply binary identity. No-binarie is commonly used to avoid this misunderstanding.
  • necrónimo: deadname


  • pangénero: pangender
  • pareja: partner (can be used for neutral term for significant other)
  • pronombre(s): pronoun(s)




  • testo: short for testosterona (testosterone), usually used in a similar way to English "T"
  • trava / travelo (pejorative, can be used as an insult): transvestite, transgender. Used as an insult against trans woman, similar to tranny.
  • travesti: transvestite, transgender; a gender identity in some Latin American countries
  • travestismo: travestism
  • teoría queer: queer theory
  • teoría de género: gender theory
  • tercer sexo: third sex
  • transgénero: transgender
  • trigénero: trigender
  • transfobia: transphobia
  • tránsfobo/tránsfoba: transphobe
  • transfóbico/transfóbica: transphobic
  • transmisoginia: transmisogyny
  • transmisógino/transmisógina: transmisoginist
  • transición: transition (noun)
  • transicionar: transition (verb)
  • transgresión de género: gender transgression
  • transexclusión/transexcluyente: TERF

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  1. "Pronouns & Pronombres". Make the Road New York. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 5 October 2020.