Definition of femme
1 : woman 1a
2 : a lesbian who is notably or stereotypically feminine in appearance and manner
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The art, the music, the fashion, the brains, the fight, the survival skills, the diversity, male, female, non-binary, Gender Non Conforming, cis, trans, femme and ALL races.
Snappy dialog, femme fatale, guilt-ridden hero, flimsy sets –
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Origin and Etymology of femme
probably from French femme woman, from Old French feme, from Latin femina
First Known Use: 1957
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