femme

noun \ ˈfem \
variants: or less commonly fem
Updated on: 16 Dec 2017

Definition of femme

1 : woman 1a
2 : a lesbian who is notably or stereotypically feminine in appearance and manner

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Origin and Etymology of femme

probably from French femme woman, from Old French feme, from Latin femina


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