gender bender


Definition of gender bender

: a person who dresses and behaves like a member of the opposite sex

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Other Words from gender bender

gender-bending \ ˈjen-​dər-​ˈben-​diŋ How to pronounce gender-bending (audio) \ 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, "How Singer Børns’s Gender-Bending Beauty Has Evolved for New Album Blue Madonna," 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of gender bender

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Gender bender.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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