berdache

[ ber-dash ]
/ bərˈdæʃ /

noun

Older Use: Sometimes Offensive. two-spirit (def. 1).

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Origin of berdache

1800–10; <North American French; French bardache passive partner in sodomy, boy prostitute <South Italian bardascia<Arabic bardaj slave <Persian bardah
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