Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia.
(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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Psychiatry. the adoption, by a male, of feminine mannerisms, clothing, etc. Also called transvestism, transvestitism.See also: Sex
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.