[ trans-ves-tiz-uhm, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈvɛs tɪz əm, trænz- /
Psychiatry. the practice, especially of those assigned male at birth, of wearing clothing usually associated with the opposite sex for psychological or sexual gratification.
Offensive. the practice of crossdressing.
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Also trans·ves·ti·tism [trans-ves-ti-tiz-uhm, tranz-]. /trænsˈvɛs tɪˌtɪz əm, trænz-/.
Origin of transvestism
OTHER WORDS FROM transvestismtrans·ves·tic, adjective
Words nearby transvestism
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Example sentences from the Web for transvestism
As I have already pointed out, transvestism in either women or men by no means necessarily involves inversion.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
Medical definitions for transvestism
[ trăns-vĕs′tĭz′əm, trănz- ]
The practice of dressing in clothes traditionally associated with the opposite gender.
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