Transmasculine, often abbreviated to transmasc, is a term used to describe transgender people who identify with a masculine gender identity to a greater extent than with a feminine gender identity. Another definition refers to transgender people who typically were assigned female at birth and whose genders are mainly or completely masculine. Usually, transmasculine people try to appear stereotypically masculine in terms in their gender expression in order to create social recognition of their dominant masculine identity. The genders that may fall under transmasculine include:
- Transgender men
- Multigender people whose strongest gender identity is a masculine one
- Genderfluid people who are masculine most often
- Any other non-binary gender who views themselves as significantly masculine
Transmasculine can also be used as a gender identity in its own right. Although they have masculine gender identities, transmasculine people may prefer not to conform to stereotypical masculine gender expression or gender roles and may not try to appear more masculine.