[ trans-ves-tahyt, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈvɛs taɪt, trænz- /
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Psychiatry. a person, especially someone assigned male at birth, who assumes the dress and manner usually associated with a different sex for psychological or sexual gratification.
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Words nearby transvestite
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British Dictionary definitions for transvestite
/ (trænzˈvɛstaɪt) /
a person who seeks sexual pleasure from wearing clothes that are normally associated with the opposite sex
any cross-dresserSee cross-dressing
Derived forms of transvestitetransvestism or transvestitism, noun
Word Origin for transvestite
C19: from German Transvestit, from trans- + Latin vestītus clothed, from vestīre to clothe
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Medical definitions for transvestite
[ trăns-vĕs′tīt′, trănz- ]
One who practices transvestism.
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Cultural definitions for transvestite
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.