transvestitism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n transvestitism the practice of adopting the clothes or the manner or the sexual role of the opposite sex
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Usage

In poetry:

Unfunny uncles who insist
in trying on a lady's hat,
—oh, even if the joke falls flat,
we share your slight transvestite twist
"Exchanging Hats" by Elizabeth Bishop

In news:

Thai officials launch 'transvestite toilet' in bid to cope with growing need.
A popular section of Hudson River Park, near to where a young woman was raped just over a week ago, has become a randy red-light district teeming with transvestites, johns and lurid early-hours sex.
Transvestite demands apology from Central Square Wal-Mart.
Earliest painting of transvestite is uncovered in British gallery.
Newt Gingrich once had a strange encounter with a transvestite in San Francisco.
It's time to trot out your inner transvestite.
Two transvestites pose during the gay pride parade at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 18, 2012.
A Jeep drag-races an Aston Martin in West L.A. A transvestite in pink throws a love seat over a fence in Echo Park.
The one night you can come to the Robinson Film Center dressed as a transvestite and blend in better than you would if you dressed normally.
Three New York-based artists will each perform a brief set—one of the performers, Glenn Marla, has been described in the press both as a "downtown prophet " and an "obese transvestite in tights".
Gwinnett County Police are asking the public's help in locating a transvestite man who allegedly snatched a woman's purse outside of a grocery store near Norcross last month.
This 1975 feature is the best of John Waters's movies prior to Hairspray and his ultimate concerto for the 300-pound transvestite Divine, whose character will do literally anything—including commit mass murder—to become famous.
He yells, chasing a transvestite who has just nicked a pair of knickers from his employer's lingerie shop.
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In science:

He was picked up last Wednesday after walking naked in Miami. ”He had a difficult life.” A transvestite who later had a sex-change operation, he suffered bouts of drinking, depression and drifting, according to acquaintances. ”It’s not easy to be the son of a great man,” Scott Donaldson, told Reuters.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
He was booked into the women’s jail because he had a sex-change operation, Hall added. A transvestite who later had a sex-change operation, he suffered bouts of drinking, depression and drifting, according to acquaintances.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
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