Main definitions of tranny in English

: tranny1tranny2tranny3

tranny1

(also trannie)

noun

informal, offensive
  • A transvestite or transgender person.

Origin

1980s: abbreviation of transvestite.

Pronunciation

tranny

/ˈtranē//ˈtræni/

Main definitions of tranny in English

: tranny1tranny2tranny3

tranny2

(also trannie)

noun

North American
informal
  • The transmission in a motor vehicle.

    ‘I would rather repair and replace a clutch than a tranny’

Origin

1960s: abbreviation.

Pronunciation

tranny

/ˈtranē//ˈtræni/

Main definitions of tranny in English

: tranny1tranny2tranny3

tranny3

(also trannie)

noun

British
informal
  • A transistor radio.

    ‘watching the match with the sound down and the tranny on’

Origin

1960s: abbreviation.

Pronunciation

tranny

/ˈtranē//ˈtræni/