transvestite

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noun trans·ves·tite \tran(t)s-ˈves-ˌtīt, tranz-\

Definition of transvestite

  1. :  a person who wears clothes designed for the opposite sex :  a cross-dresser An older term for crossdresser is transvestite. Crossdressers often dress only in certain situations. They do not usually identify as transgender—most identify as straight men. — Laura Erickson-Schroth

transvestism

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transvestitism

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transvestite

adjective

Origin and Etymology of transvestite

German Transvestit, from Latin trans- + vestire to clothe — more at 2vest


First Known Use: 1911


TRANSVESTITE Defined for English Language Learners

transvestite

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noun trans·ves·tite \tran(t)s-ˈves-ˌtīt, tranz-\

Definition of transvestite for English Language Learners

  • : a person who likes to dress like a person of the opposite sex


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