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transvestite

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noun trans·ves·tite \tran(t)s-ˈves-ˌtīt, tranz-\

Simple Definition of transvestite

  • : a person who likes to dress like a person of the opposite sex

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of transvestite

  1. :  a person and especially a male who adopts the dress and often the behavior typical of the opposite sex especially for purposes of emotional or sexual gratification

transvestism play \-ˈves-ˌti-zəm\ also transvestitism play \-ˈves-ˌti-ˌti-zəm\ noun
transvestite adjective

Origin of transvestite

German Transvestit, from Latin trans- + vestire to clothe — more at vest


First Known Use: circa 1922


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