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femme

[fem] /fɛm/
noun, Slang.
1.
a lesbian who is notably feminine in appearance.
Also, fem.
Origin
< French: woman; see feme
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femme

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

n.

French, literally "woman," from Old French feme, from Latin femina (see feminine). Slang meaning "passive and more feminine partner in a lesbian couple" attested by 1961.

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