- a lesbian who is notably feminine in appearance.
Origin of femme
Examples from the Web for femme
Yet for all her cred as a femme serieux, Kennedy keeps in close touch with the naughty girl of her past.Lisa Kennedy Montgomery on Her Path From MTV to Fox Business
December 9, 2013
Sometimes they bring out the femme fatale who uses her sexuality like a weapon.The Oscar de la Renta Effect
September 13, 2011
BAILEY joins Casey in the trend toward more ambiguous, less gender-specific names, unlike the old macho Busters and femme Missys.Top 20 Dog Names of the Future
February 14, 2010
On the surface at least—and surface was powerful in those days—these women (even the secretaries) are femme fatales.The Mad Men Finishing School
August 11, 2009
Valued at $8 million to $12 million, Femme au chapeau humorously represents a bearded lady in a childlike outfit.The Art World's New Math
May 5, 2009
But Frou-frou is in no sense the true Femme Galante of her day.
But the real Femme Galante of to-day has been missed hitherto.
I hope the French will some day get a word for it, yet, instead of their dreadful 'femme.'The Crown of Wild Olive
He died in 1820, at the town called Femme Osage, as you know.The Young Alaskans on the Missouri
She is a femme savante, though not of the odious blue-stocking variety.Iconoclasts
- a woman or wife
- (fɛm) a lesbian who adopts a feminine role in a relationship
Word Origin and History for femme
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.