In the latest example of the contemporary lexicon evolving to suit the whims of intersectional ideologues, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary has officially updated its definition of “female” to include “having a gender identity that is opposite of male.”
The dictionary entry for “female” primarily defines the word as “of, relating to, or being the sex that typically has the capacity to bear young or produce eggs.”
One would think that the primary definition would be the only definition, at least insofar as the word “female” is used to describe any organism or creature rather than electrical cables or plumbing fittings.
Instead, Merriam-Webster’s several sub-definitions for the word all but erase the actual meaning of the word by allowing wiggle room to accommodate those who may or may not believe they are female, including:
having a gender identity that is the opposite of male
made up of usually adult members of the female sex
designed for or typically used by girls or women
having a quality (such as small size or delicacy of sound) sometimes associated with the female sex
This is far from the first time the revered dictionary publisher has altered our very language in order to cater to the rising tide of transgenderism.
As we reported last year, the dictionary sought to legitimize transgender use of the word “they” by declaring it their Word of the Year.
In a press release, the company announced that it chose “they” for its word of the year as a hat tip to the gender theory language anarchists.
Back in July, the dictionary also updated its definition of “trans woman” to “woman who was identified as male at birth,” effectively decimating any dividing line between real, actual, natural-born human females and men who want to be women.
Breitbart reported at the time:
Notably, the new definition conflicts with the dictionary’s official description of “woman,” which is defined as “an adult female person.” Merriam-Webster defines “female” as “of, relating to, or being the sex that typically has the capacity to bear young or produce eggs” — a function a trans woman is, biologically, incapable of.
Similarly, “trans man” is currently defined by Merriam-Webster as “a man who was identified as female at birth,” and the same logical sequence prevails. A “man” is defined as “an adult male human,” and “male” is defined as “an individual of the sex that is typically capable of producing small, usually motile gametes (such as sperm or spermatozoa) which fertilize the eggs of a female” — another function biological females, or those who would identify as a “trans man” — are not able to do biologically.
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