gender bender


: a person who dresses and behaves like a member of the opposite sex
gender-bending adjective or noun

Examples of gender bender in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Drawing inspiration from Kabuki theater, Børns, a notorious gender bender, has become even more experimental with the birth of Blue Madonna. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 12 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gender bender was in 1975

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“Gender bender.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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