gender bender

Also found in: Medical, Idioms, Wikipedia.

gender bender

or gen·der-ben·der (jĕn′dər-bĕn′dər)
n. Slang
1. One whose dress or behavior does not conform to conventional gender roles.
2. Something, such as a theatrical performance or a book, whose portrayal of gender roles is nontraditional or androgynous.

gen′der-bend′ing (-bĕn′dĭng) adj. & n.

gen′der bend`er

Informal. one, as a cross-dresser, that blurs differences between the sexes.
gen′der-bend`ing, adj.
References in periodicals archive ?
HERMANN OR A WO MAN WOMAN gender bender Ratjen jumps for Germany
In one post he claimed a chemical called Bisphenol A, used in everyday products such as water bottles, "causes gender bender tendencies".
To his parents he will always be David Robert Jones but to the rest of the world he is David Bowie: Pioneer, rock god, gender bender and all-round legend.
The gender bender is compounded because White House aides are leaking that Ms.
So it isn't really so unlikely after all that the iconic gender bender would call on Swinton to play his wife in the music video.
JENNY MEADOWS hopes Caster Semenya isn't a gender bender - because she'd rather keep bronze than miss out on the world title by three hundredths of a second.
In his childhood his parents insisted that he should behave like a boy, but Johan resisted and became a gender bender.
But Marivaux skips the clumsiness associated with one gender pretending to be the other, instead allowing his female-to-male gender bender to exploit her new role with certainty and calculation.
It wasn't specific to his celebrity status or reputation as a gender bender.
For instance, Canada Dry is the national sponsor of the SUPER CITIES Walk while Keebler and Tetley are product sponsors; Maxell Tape, Maxwell House Coffee and the Games Gang, makers of Pictionary, Balderdash and Gender Bender, sponsor Students Against Multiple Sclerosis; Dollar Dry Dock offers an MS Mastercard program; Miller Beer helps give the Ugliest Bartender Contest a fresh look by promoting fund raising materials; and Strohs White Mountain Cooler Comedy Tour presented a check to the local Society chapter each time it performed in a town.
Here with a brand–new band, the guitarist's latest offering was a spellbinding fusion of styles, all held together by a dark, post–punk pop sensibility, due in no small part to the antics of frontwoman Teri Gender Bender.
The 25-year-old pop singer was slammed for copying Lennox's gender bender performance from 1984 after she sang her track 'You And I' as her male alter-ego Joe Calderone.