A man who dresses up like a woman is an example of a transvestite.
Origin of transvestite; from trans- + Classical Latin vestire, to clothe (see vest) + -ite
Origin of transvestiteGerman Transvestit : Latin trans-, trans- + Latin vest&imacron;re, to dress; see travesty.
- trans·ves′tism , trans·ves′ti·tism
Transvestite should not be confused with transgender or transsexual (“person who lives as a member of a sex different from their birth sex"). Transvestites generally have less or no desire to change their sex; they simply enjoy being able to cross-dress from time to time.
The term should also not be confused with drag queen (“male who wears women's clothing for public performance"); that term is specifically for performers.
Latin trans- + vestite, form of vestiÅ (“I clothe, I dress") (as in English vestment, vest). Literally, a "cross-dresser".