effeminacy

[ ih-fem-uh-nuh-see ]
/ ɪˈfɛm ə nə si /

noun

the state or quality of being effeminate.

QUIZZES

FOR POSTERITY’S SAKE, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Are words your bailiwick? Take the latest quiz on the words from July 6 to July 12 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
bailiwick

Origin of effeminacy

First recorded in 1595–1605; effemin(ate) + -acy
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for effeminacy