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transvestism

 [trans-ves´tizm]
1. cross-dressing and otherwise assuming the appearance, manner, or roles traditionally associated with members of the opposite sex.
2. transvestic fetishism.

trans·ves·tism

(trans-ves'tizm),
The practice of dressing or masquerading in the clothes of the opposite sex; especially the adoption of feminine mannerisms and costume by a man.
Synonym(s): transvestitism
[trans- + L. vestio, to dress]

transvestism

/trans·ves·tism/ (-ves´tizm)
1. the practice of wearing articles of clothing and assuming the appearance, manner, or roles of the opposite sex.

transvestism

(trăns-vĕs′-tĭz′əm, trănz-) also

transvestitism

(-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

[-ves′tizəm]
a tendency to achieve psychic and sexual relief by dressing in the clothing of the opposite sex.
Sexuoeroticism that hinges on dressing or masquerading in the clothes, especially underwear, of the opposite sex; it is far more common in men than in women. Cross-dressing with extreme gender dysphoria—persistent discomfort with one's present gender role or identity—may lead to sexual reassignment

transvestism

Cross-dressing Psychiatry Sexuoeroticism from dressing or masquerading as one of the opposite sex, a possibly unconscious lifestyle choice, more common in ♂. See Gynemimesis, Gynemimetophila, Gender identity disorder.

trans·ves·tism

(trans-ves'tizm)
The practice of dressing or masquerading in the clothes of the opposite sex; especially the adoption of feminine mannerisms and costume by a male.
Synonym(s): transvestitism.
[trans- + L. vestio, to dress]

transvestism

Male desire to wear women's clothing often for reasons of sexual gratification. The reciprocal phenomenon is not normally referred to as transvestism as it is not usually related to sexual pleasure. Transvestites are not usually transsexuals.

trans·ves·tism

(trans-ves'tizm)
Practice of dressing or masquerading in the clothes of the opposite sex.
[trans- + L. vestio, to dress]
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In fact, he believes no more than two per cent of the cross dressing community are homosexual.
For example, a westerner who adopts "native" dress is cross dressing that is deliberately wearing the clothing of those he perceives to be less powerful - which marks him as eccentric or "in costume.
If students genuinely desire to get on better with the rest of us they do not need to stage cross dressing workshops but simply quit moaning about how they have no money and stop going out on Saturday nights so that there are some taxis left for the rest of us.