[kraws-dres, kros-]

verb (used without object)

to dress in clothing typically worn by members of the opposite sex.

Related formscross-dress·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the wearing of clothes normally associated with the opposite sex
Derived Formscross-dresser, noun
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Word Origin and History for cross-dressing

also crossdressing, cross dressing, 1911, from cross (adj.) + dressing; a translation of German Transvestismus (cf. transvestite).

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