transvest


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transvest

(trænzˈvɛst)
vb (tr)
(Clothing & Fashion) obsolete to wear clothes traditionally associated with the opposite sex
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3) See, for example, Barolini, "'Le parole son femmine e i fatti son maschi'"; Cavallero; Migiel, especially chapter 4: "To Transvest not to Transgress" (83-108); Paris; and Wayne.
An analysis of the representation of women who assume roles traditionally assigned to man is the subject of "To Transvest not to Transgress".
Occasionally writers decline to apply the term berdache to girls who transvest, but see further below why this is wrong.