eonism

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eonism

(ˈiːəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Psychology) psychiatry the adoption of female dress and behaviour by a male. See also transvestite
[C19: named after Charles Éon de Beaumont (died 1810), French transvestite]

eonism

Psychiatry. the adoption, by a male, of feminine mannerisms, clothing, etc. Also called transvestism, transvestitism.
See also: Sex
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