Transvestism is the practice of wearing clothes normally worn by a person of the opposite sex, usually for pleasure.

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  • transvestism — TRANSVESTÍSM s. n. travestism. (< fr. transvestisme) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Transvestism — This article is about the history of the word transvestite . For cross dressing, see cross dressing. For information about the sexual fetish, see transvestic fetishism. Not to be confused with Transgender. Cross dressing …   Wikipedia

  • transvestism — transvestic, adj. /trans ves tiz euhm, tranz /, n. the practice, esp. of men, of wearing clothing usually associated with the opposite sex for psychological gratification. Also, transvestitism /trans ves ti tiz euhm, tranz /. [1925 30; < G… …   Universalium

  • Transvestism — Dressing in the clothing of the opposite sex. Transvestism is distinct from both transsexualism and homosexuality. In psychiatry, it can be considered a paraphilia. Also known as cross dressing. * * * The practice of dressing or masquerading in… …   Medical dictionary

  • transvestism — The process of cross dressing or wearing clothes appropriate to the opposite sex. Usually applied in the case of men who dress temporarily as women and not to be confused with either transsexuality or homosexuality . Cross dressing assumes many… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • transvestism — transvestite ► NOUN ▪ a person, typically a man, who derives pleasure from dressing in clothes considered appropriate to the opposite sex. DERIVATIVES transvestism noun. ORIGIN German Transvestit, from Latin trans across + vestire clothe …   English terms dictionary

  • transvestism — noun see transvestite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • transvestism — noun The condition of being a transvestite Syn: transvestitism …   Wiktionary

  • transvestism — trans|ves|tism [ trænz ves,tızəm ] noun uncount a type of behavior in which someone wears clothing typical of the opposite sex …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • transvestism — trans·ves·tism || træns vestɪzm , z n. dressing in clothes of the opposite sex …   English contemporary dictionary

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