cross-dress cross-dress v. to dress in the clothes of the other sex. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cross-dress — cross′ dress′ v. i. cvb (esp. of a man) to dress in clothing typically worn by members of the opposite sex • Etymology: 1920–25 cross′ dress′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • cross-dress — cross dresses, cross dressing, cross dressed VERB If someone cross dresses, they wear the clothes of the opposite sex, especially for sexual pleasure. Gerald started to cross dress at 14 when he tried on some of his mother s underwear. Derived… …   English dictionary

  • cross-dress — verb dress in the clothes of the other sex • Derivationally related forms: ↑cross dresser • Hypernyms: ↑dress, ↑get dressed • Verb Frames: Somebody s * * * ¦ ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ i …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-dress — cross dresser, n. /kraws dres , kros /, v.i. to dress in clothing typically worn by members of the opposite sex. * * * …   Universalium

  • cross-dress — /krɒs ˈdrɛs/ (say kros dres) verb (i) to adopt a manner of dress typical of the opposite sex. –cross dressing, noun, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • cross-dress — verb /ˈkrɔsˈdrɛs,ˈkrɒsˈdrɛs/ To wear clothes considered to be of the opposite sex. Syn: x dress …   Wiktionary

  • cross-dress — intransitive verb see cross dressing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cross-dress — verb wear clothing typical of the opposite sex. Derivatives cross dresser noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • cross-dress — wear clothing usually worn by the opposite sex …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cross-dress —    to be a transvestite    Usually of male homosexuals playing the female role:     She had never accepted his desire to crossdress, regarding him as perverted and disgusting . (Listener, 12 July 1984) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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