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transvestite (s) (noun), transvestites (pl)
A person; especially, a male, who wears the clothing and adopts the mannerisms of the opposite sex: "Transvestite includes the prefix trans-, 'across' and so it literally means cross-dresser."

"In the theater, from ancient Greece to Elizabethan England, transvestites were common in dramas because all of the acting parts were played by men; even Juliet."

This entry is located in the following units: trans-, tran-, tra- (page 18) vesti-, vest- (page 1)