en femme

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the French phrase en femme, as in s'habille en femme. Compare the (English) femme.

Adverb[edit]

en femme (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly of a trans, non-binary or cross-dressing person) Dressed in feminine clothing.
    • 2002 July, Jane E. Hegland, Nancy J. Nelson, Cross-Dressers in Cyber-Space: Exploring the Internet as a Tool for Expressing Gendered Identity, in the International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies, volume 7, issues 2-3, pages 139–161:
      Most of them also “love to shop”—especially en femme[.]

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