Merriam-Webster, the leading publisher of dictionaries in the United States, added over 2,000 new words and phrases to their unabridged dictionary last week, including the terms “cisgender,” “genderqueer,” and the gender neutral title “Mx.” The Merriam-Webster definition of cisgender is “of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity corresponds with the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth.”

Genderqueer is defined as “of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity cannot be categorized as solely male or female.” “The gender-neutral Mx. is used as a title for those who do not identify as being of a particular gender, or for people who simply don’t want to be identified by gender,” according to Merriam-Webster. FULL REPORT