n.1.A kind of neckcloth.
A treatise against the cravat and berdash.
- Steele.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Many cultures still honor the transgendered, for example, in the figure of the berdash in Native American cultures or the hijra in South India.
(53) We see this image of the berdache in the well-known painting of the Dance of the Berdash by George Catlin, representing either a Sauk or Fox ceremony dedicated to, even while ridiculing, the berdaches of these tribes, closely affiliated as they were to the Illinois.