gender bender

[ jen-der ben-der ]
/ ˈdʒɛn dər ˌbɛn dər /
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Slang: Often Offensive. a person, as a crossdresser or transgender person, whose gender expression blurs differences between various sexual orientations and gender identities.
something that challenges traditional societal norms related to gender: Women play all the roles in this gender bender of a play.



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Origin of gender bender

First recorded in 1980–85

OTHER WORDS FROM gender bender

gender-bending, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gender bender



informal a person who adopts an androgynous style of dress, hair, make-up, etc
a male-male or female-female adaptor, used esp for computer hardware
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