Simple Definition of transvestite
: a person who likes to dress like a person of the opposite sex
Full Definition of transvestite
: 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
Origin of transvestite
German Transvestit, from Latin trans- + vestire to clothe — more at vest
First Known Use: circa 1922
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