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eonism

[ee-uh-niz-uh m] /ˈi əˌnɪz əm/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
the adoption of feminine mannerisms, clothing, etc., by a male.
Origin of eonism
1925-1930
1925-30; after the Chevalier d'Éon (died 1810), Frenchman who posed as a woman
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eonism

/ˈiːəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
(psychiatry) the adoption of female dress and behaviour by a male See also transvestite
Word Origin
C19: named after Charles Éon de Beaumont (died 1810), French transvestite
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