femmes

femme

[fem]
noun Slang.
a lesbian who is notably feminine in appearance.
Also, fem.


Origin:
< French: woman; see feme

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femme (French fam, English fɛm)
 
n
1.  a woman or wife
2.  a lesbian who adopts a feminine role in a relationship

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femme
from Fr., lit. "woman." Slang meaning "passive and more feminine partner in a lesbian couple" is first attested 1961.
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