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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.


1. (Chemistry) chem causing a change of sex: gender-bending chemicals.
2. taking on the appearance of the opposite sex
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It's also a gender-bending tale, megged by Dan Villegas, with the leads inhabiting multiple persons and getting involved in multiple cross-gender relationships.
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THE VERDICT Glenn Close got an Oscar-nomination for her role in this gender-bending period drama.
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