transvestism


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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.

transvestism

eonism.
See also: Sex
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"
Translations

transvestism

[ˈtrænzˌvestɪzəm] Ntravestismo m

transvestism

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

transvestism

nTransves(ti)tismus m

trans·ves·tism

n. travestismo, adopción de modales del sexo opuesto, esp. la manera de vestir.

transvestism

n travestismo
References in periodicals archive ?
Linguistic transvestism is a whole other area, as well.
Mary Lindemann continues the underlying theme of sexuality with her insightful analysis of "the multiple identities of Maiden Heinrich" (131), a woman who openly admitted to transvestism.
Nowadays, the shock waves have been replaced by an acceptance of homosexuality, transvestism and sex change surgery.
In this runaway hit thriller about Charlie, a pyrokinetic tot, and her warmhearted left-wing dad on the run from the government, King makes the classic mistake of confusing transvestism with homosexuality, personified here in "slightly effeminate" scientist Dr.
Obviously, in another setting it would be crucial to study each such variant, but the fundamental similarity of children within these various northern groups who were anointed in their roles by parents, which involve long-term transvestism, and the performance of tasks customary for the opposite sex, can hardly be gainsaid.
During her travels with her uncle Alberic, each time Zapinette opened a cupboard, she found a skeleton of his: his past girlfriends, his aristocratic youth, his bisexuality, his transvestism.
Bondage gear, transvestism and gun-toting all feature in the surreal world they encounter.
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Twain's next depiction of transvestism would come eight years after "A Medieval Romance," in the 1876 portion of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a novel where all of the main characters (Huckleberry, Jim, and Tom) don female dress at different junctures.
105); equally, the pervasive jet-powered idiom can demonstrate the art of sinking (Kristina Straub 'would question whether the homophobic exclusions of ambiguous masculinity in eighteenth-century theatrical transvestism [sic] were quite as totalizing as they would appear at first glance', so, I believe, would we all).
Transvestism was immoral and scandalous in the real world; but a woman dressing as a man, forbidden in reality, was somehow tantalizing if not erotic to both male and female audiences in the theatre.
For critical tools in my analysis, then, I will be drawing on certain important works in psychoanalytic theory and criticism: by Joan Riviere(3) and by Mary Anne Doane,(4) on masquerade; and by Marjorie Garber in Vested Interests, her recent encyclopedic work on transvestism.