transvestic

transvestism

[trans-ves-tiz-uhm, tranz-]
noun
the practice, especially of men, of wearing clothing usually associated with the opposite sex for psychological gratification.
Also, transvestitism [trans-ves-ti-tiz-uhm, tranz-] .


Origin:
1925–30; < German Transvestismus < Latin trāns- trans- + vest(īre) to clothe + German -ismus -ism

transvestic, adjective
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transvestism trans·ves·tism (trāns-věs'tĭz'əm, trānz-) or trans·ves·ti·tism (-tĭ-tĭz'əm)
n.
Dressing or masquerading in the clothes of the opposite sex.

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