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fem

[fem]Slang.
adjective
  1. feminine.
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noun
  1. a woman.
  2. femme.
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Origin of fem

by shortening

femme

or fem

[fem]
noun Slang.
  1. a lesbian who is notably feminine in appearance.
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Origin of femme

< French: woman; see feme

fem.

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British Dictionary definitions for fem

fem

abbreviation for
  1. female
  2. feminine
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femme

noun
  1. a woman or wife
  2. (fɛm) a lesbian who adopts a feminine role in a relationship
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Word Origin and History for fem

n.

slang for "woman," by 1936, from female.

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femme

n.

French, literally "woman," from Old French feme, from Latin femina (see feminine). Slang meaning "passive and more feminine partner in a lesbian couple" attested by 1961.

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