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trans·ves·tism

(trăns-vĕs′tĭz′əm, trănz-) also trans·ves·ti·tism (-tĭ-tĭz′əm)
n.
1. Psychiatry The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts that involve dressing in clothes traditionally associated with the opposite sex.
2. Cross-dressing. In this sense, the term is sometimes considered offensive.
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transvestism

eonism.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transvestism - the practice of adopting the clothes or the manner or the sexual role of the opposite sex
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
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Translations

transvestism

[ˈtrænzˌvestɪzəm] Ntravestismo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

transvestism

[trænzˈvɛstɪzəm] n (= cross-dressing) → travestisme m, transvestisme m
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transvestism

nTransves(ti)tismus m
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trans·ves·tism

n. travestismo, adopción de modales del sexo opuesto, esp. la manera de vestir.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

transvestism

n travestismo
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References in periodicals archive ?
Crossing the Catwalk: Transvestism in Contemporary Fashion and Culture
Pre-19th-century India, in fact, venerated the khwajasira both in imperial courts and through a rich tradition of theatrical transvestism. But as British rule expanded, the Criminal Tribes Act, 1871, ordained criminality on them by virtue of their 'deviant' transgender identity.
His documentaries have included an hour-long documentary for Channel 4 entitled Why Men Wear Frocks, in which he examined transvestism and masculinity in the 21st century.
The Random House Dictionary of the English Language defines the word 'Transvestism' as "the practice of wearing clothing appropriate to the opposite sex, often as a manifestation of sexuality" (1397).
One notable exception here is the masquerade of male transvestism. She explains that she has chosen to omit it on the grounds that "there is already a considerable body of work on this topic in Latin American cultural studies and literary criticism," and "because this specialized form of masquerade fulfills unique functions different from what we will describe in the rest of Latin
The experience of distress and dysfunction is considered a defining characteristic of mental illness and in the 10 revision of the ICD, called (http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/en/bluebook.pdf) ICD-10 , WHO lists "Transsexualism," "Dual-role transvestism," and "Gender identity disorder of childhood" as specific illnesses, while having two other sweeping categories labeled "Other gender identity disorders" and "Gender identity disorder, unspecified." The handbook also provides diagnostic guidelines for these disorders.
This wasn't about gender-bending fashion or transvestism.
Sandfort & Vasu Reddy; "Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men in West Africa: Evidence from the Field," by Fatou Maria Drame, Sarah Peitzmeier, Magda Lopes, Marieme Ndaw, Abdoulaye Sow, Daouda Diouf, & Stefan Baral; "Sexual Hazards, Life Experiences, and Social Circumstance among Male Sex Workers in Nigeria," by Kehinde Okanlawon, Ayo Stephen Adebowale, & Auotunde Titilayo; "f Thought We Are Safe: Southern African Lesbians' Experiences of Living with HIV," by Zethu Matebeni, Vaus Reddy, Theo Sandfort, & Ian Southey-Swartz; "Ghanaian Youth and Festive Transvestism," by Karine Geoffrion; "Experiences of Female Partners of Masculine-Identifying Trans Persons," by Liesl Theorn & Kate L.
Sensing that Chloe wasn't overly impressed, the transvestism enthusiast cried: Chlo"Oh God!
Indeed, that ancient and elitist institution which your Left-ish columnist reluctantly admits to having enjoyed despite a notable lack of academic success was responsible for many an introduction to makebelieve transvestism, better known as amateur dramatics.
Dekker has likewise been a trailblazer in exploring new themes in history such as female transvestism, the lives of children and childhood, and the role of humor.