[trans-ves-tiz-uh m, tranz-]
- the practice, especially of men, of wearing clothing usually associated with the opposite sex for psychological gratification.
Also trans·ves·ti·tism [trans-ves-ti-tiz-uh m, tranz-] /trænsˈvɛs tɪˌtɪz əm, trænz-/.
Origin of transvestism
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Examples from the Web for transvestism
As I have already pointed out, transvestism in either women or men by no means necessarily involves inversion.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)</p>
- The practice of dressing in clothes traditionally associated with the opposite gender.
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