effeminacy

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

noun

the state or quality of being effeminate.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. effector,
  2. effects,
  3. effectual,
  4. effectually,
  5. effectuate,
  6. effeminate,
  7. effemination,
  8. effeminize,
  9. effendi,
  10. efferent

Origin of effeminacy

First recorded in 1595–1605; effemin(ate) + -acy

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Word Origin and History for effeminacy

effeminacy

n.

c.1600; see effeminate + -acy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper