gender-bending


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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.

gender-bending

adj
1. (Chemistry) chem causing a change of sex: gender-bending chemicals.
2. taking on the appearance of the opposite sex
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Not content with mere mortal gender-bending, the forces of moral anarchy are now trying to reverse the roles of God and Man.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- It's the latest example of gender-bending casting: Actress Lupita Nyong'o will voice the role of the Giant in "Jack," an animated virtual reality version of the "Jack and the Beanstalk" story.
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