Transvestite meaning

trăns-vĕstīt, trănz-
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A person with transvestism.
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A person who dresses in a style or manner traditionally associated with the opposite sex.
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The definition of a transvestite is someone who dresses in clothing of the opposite sex.

A man who dresses up like a woman is an example of a transvestite.

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A person who adopts the clothing and deportment regarded as typical of the opposite sex.
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A cross-dresser. In this sense, the term is sometimes considered offensive.
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A person who sometimes wears clothes traditionally worn by and associated with the opposite sex; typically a male who cross-dresses occasionally by habit or compulsion.
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Origin of transvestite

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary