Definition of female-to-male in English:

female-to-male

adjective

  • 1Relating to or denoting interaction or transfer between a female and a male.

    ‘female-to-male HIV infection’
    • ‘None of the three articles in the BMJ even allude to female-to-male domestic violence.’
    • ‘Despite the much lower probability of physical injury resulting from female-to-male attacks, assaults by women are serious and put them in greater danger of being severely assaulted by their partners.’
    • ‘These data force a recognition that female-to-male violence must be included in any discussion.’
    • ‘Women are three times more vulnerable to HIV infection than men (male-to-female HIV transmission during sex is about twice as likely to occur as female-to-male transmission).’
    • ‘The female-to-male infection rate is less than 5% a year.’
  • 2Denoting or relating to a person whose birth sex is female and who subsequently adopts the identity or appearance of a male, especially one who has undergone gender reassignment.

    ‘female-to-male transsexuals’
    • ‘But it will never be used for female-to-male sex change operations as women do not have the required cells.’
    • ‘Later it was found he was a transgender person, who underwent female-to-male surgery earlier this year.’
    • ‘He's female-to-male, judging from the tags.’
    • ‘Last month the Family Court upheld the validity of a marriage between a post-operative female-to-male transexual and his wife.’

noun

  • A person whose birth sex is female and who subsequently adopts the identity or appearance of a male, especially one who has undergone gender reassignment.

    ‘the show follows two male-to-females and two female-to-males as they transition from one gender to the other’
    • ‘Successful post-op female-to-males are men.’
    • ‘Additionally, transgender female-to-males use testosterone supplements as one of the steps to becoming male.’
    • ‘Research on female-to-males attracted to men shows that they do not fit as easily into the reductionistic typology.’