transvest

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from transvestite.

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transvest (third-person singular simple present transvests, present participle transvesting, simple past and past participle transvested)

  1. (uncommon, formal) To wear clothes typically associated with the opposite sex.
    • 2010, Sabine Lang, Men as Women, Women as Men: Changing Gender in Native American Cultures:
      [] both their gender role and their gender status must have been so distinctively androgynous that they probably did not transvest.

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This term is rare and formal; the casual cross-dress is much more common.

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