Merriam-Webster Dictionary Alters Definition of ‘Female’

Merriam-Webster has changed its definition of the word “female” to appease trans activists.

  • The online dictionary now includes the definition for a woman as “having a gender identity that is the opposite of a male.”
  • Merriam-Webster’s primary definition of female is also now: “Of, relating to, or being the sex that typically has the capacity to bear young or produce eggs.”
  • The change to include the phrase “typically has the capacity” shows the dictionary’s attempt to include trans-identifying males in the definition of female, according to commentary from National Review.

“I thought Webster would redefine “woman” and then say that woman and female are not necessarily the same (which is what the trans cult has been incoherenly claiming for years),” conservative influencer Matt Walsh said. “But they went right for the most extreme rewrite, actually changing the biological definition of female.”

  • While the change has just recently made headlines, archives of the dictionary website show the update was made sometime between July 3, 2020, and September 10, 2020, according to NBC 15 News.
  • The “kids definition” of the word in the online edition remains what it has been: “of, relating to, or being the sex that bears young or lays eggs.”
  • “We are at a point when the children’s definition of a word is the real definition while the adult definition is politicized nonsense,” National Review commented.