- a woman.
Origin of fem
- a lesbian who is notably feminine in appearance.
Origin of femme
Examples from the Web for fem
A pediatrician told her that he was more “fem” than he was masculine.A Tribute to Divine, Hollywood’s Most Infamous Drag Queen
October 27, 2013
This passage proves macraidh to be a singular Noun of the fem.Elements of Gaelic Grammar
Nevertheless, the stories of midnight serenaders and of encounters with Pat, the Fem.
Ambassador, am-bas′a-dur, n. a diplomatic minister of the highest order sent by one sovereign power to another:—fem.
Ancestor, an′ses-tur, n. one from whom a person has descended: a forefather:—fem.
Archduke, rch-dūk′, n. a duke of specially exalted rank: a prince of Austria:—fem.
- a woman or wife
- (fɛm) a lesbian who adopts a feminine role in a relationship
Word Origin and History for fem
slang for "woman," by 1936, from female.
French, literally "woman," from Old French feme, from Latin femina (see feminine). Slang meaning "passive and more feminine partner in a lesbian couple" attested by 1961.