Transvestite Definition

trăns-vĕstīt, trănz-
transvestites
noun
transvestites
A person who adopts the clothing and deportment regarded as typical of the opposite sex.
Webster's New World
A person with transvestism.
American Heritage Medicine
A cross-dresser. In this sense, the term is sometimes considered offensive.
American Heritage Medicine
Synonyms:
cross-dresser

Other Word Forms of Transvestite

Noun

Singular:
transvestite
Plural:
transvestites

Origin of Transvestite

  • Latin trans- + vestite, form of vestiō (“I clothe, I dress") (as in English vestment, vest). Literally, a "cross-dresser".

    From Wiktionary

  • German Transvestit Latin trāns- trans- Latin vestīre to dress travesty

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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