Definition of transvestite
: 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
Recent Examples of transvestite from the Web
Ballard puts herself at risk by going rogue and investigating two cases during the day, one a multiple-victim shooting at a nightclub, the other the severe beating of a transvestite prostitute.
Television presenter, transvestite, tapestry-weaver and ceramicist Grayson Perry is very much one of the latter.
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TRANSVESTITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of transvestite for English Language Learners
: a person who likes to dress like a person of the opposite sex
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