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(krôs′drĕs′, krŏs′-)
intr.v. cross-dressed, cross-dress·ing, cross-dress·es
To dress in clothing that is usually worn by the opposite sex.

cross′-dress′er n.
cross′-dress′ing n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cross-dresser - someone who adopts the dress or manner or sexual role of the opposite sexcross-dresser - someone who adopts the dress or manner or sexual role of the opposite sex
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"


[ˈkrɒsdresəʳ] Ntravesti mf, travestido/a m/f
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He said in a statement to BANG Showbiz: "In expressing her ignorance towards what it is to be a cross-dresser, as opposed to being transgender, opens the door to further criticism for those [in] what can be a very emotional time.
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As Sherry Velasco signals in her study of representations of male pregnancy during the seventeenth century, the image of the female cross-dresser offered a safe alternative to male cross-dressing, given that at least in the instance of female to male transvestism, the transvestite figure reaches for social privilege, conforming to a "superior" model of subjectivity.
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Camille was the source of nasty rumors surrounding Grammer, including her claim that he was a cross-dresser.
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