\ ˈfem How to pronounce femme (audio) \
variants: or less commonly fem

Definition of femme

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

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Examples of femme in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both stages will present local musicians, dancers, a theater troupe, femme and male entertainers, circus-style acts and drag performers. Laura Latzko, The Arizona Republic, 25 Apr. 2022 In the beginning, it’s a neo-noir: a femme relating the story of becoming fatale. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 21 Mar. 2022 There's no singular way to be a woman (or a femme) and no one way to be a feminist. Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Mar. 2022 Leigh, born in Chicago, Illinois, is a multimedia artist who explores the experiences of Black femme-identifying people, often referencing African art and traditions of the African Diaspora, according to the Institute of Contemporary Art. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 5 Mar. 2022 And be sure to follow the Girls on Film Twitter feed for additional femme-con. Monika Bartyzel, The Week, 5 Oct. 2018 In addition to making beauty content, Dee works on educating folks to not assume a person's gender based on presentation, to respect pronouns, and celebrate femme and masc traits in everyone. Angelina Ruiz, Allure, 2 Feb. 2022 This is just a part of what women and femme people carry. Valentina Valentini, Vulture, 19 Oct. 2021 The identities of femme and butch remain important to our community, our history, and our identities. Gina Tonic, refinery29.com, 14 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of femme

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for femme

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

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19 May 2022

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“Femme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/femme. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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