[ ber-dash ]
/ bərˈdæʃ /
Older Use: Sometimes Offensive. two-spirit(def 1).
Words nearby berdache
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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