Definition of Transvestism

1. Noun. The practice of adopting the clothes or the manner or the sexual role of the opposite sex.

Exact synonyms: Cross Dressing, Transvestitism
Generic synonyms: Pattern, Practice



Definition of Transvestism

1. Noun. The condition of being a transvestite ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Transvestism

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Transvestism

1. Dressing in the clothing of the opposite sex. Also called cross-dressing. The prefix trans- relates to the latin verb transire , meaning to pass or cross over, or pass beyond while the -vestism stems from vestitus meaning clothed. In centuries past, the catholic church forbade women from acting in the theater. Therefore, stage roles for females had to be played by males who dressed as females male transvestism, at least for the duration of the performance. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Transvestism

transversourethralis
transversovertical index
transversus
transversus abdominis
transversus abdominis muscle
transversus menti muscle
transversus nuchae muscle
transversus thoracis
transvert
transverted
transvertible
transverting
transverts
transvest
transvestic
transvestism (current term)
transvestisms
transvestite
transvestite(a)
transvestites
transvestitism
transvestitisms
transvolation
transvolations
transwell
transwells
transwestite
transwestites
transwoman
transwomen

Literary usage of Transvestism

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1. Americans with Disabilities Act Handbook, 1991Law (1993)
"The excluded conditions are: transvestism, transsexualism, pedophilia, ... (transvestism was excluded from the definition of disability for section 504 by ..."

2. Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accomodations and in (1993)
"The excluded conditions are: transvestism, transsexualism, pedophilia, ... (transvestism was excluded from the definition of disability for section 504 by ..."

3. The Sex Offenderby Barbara K. Schwartz, Henry R. Cellini by Barbara K. Schwartz, Henry R. Cellini (1995)
"transvestism, definition and evidence in favor of occasional derivation ... Successful lithium treatment of transvestism associated with manic-depression. ..."

4. Psychoanalysis and Love by André Tridon (1922)
"... hermaphrodites and androgynes, which are obvious, gross, physical malformations of a congenital character. transvestism, homosexualism and ..."

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