gender-bending
adjective or noun see gender bender

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gender-bending — adjective or noun see gender bender * * * genˈder bending noun (informal) The blurring of the distinctions between the sexes through sexual ambiguity or bisexuality in behaviour or dress • • • Main Entry: ↑gender * * * noun [noncount] : the act… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gender-bending — See gender bender. * * * …   Universalium

  • gender-bending —    the deliberate adoption of the characteristics of the opposite sex    No longer a pupil s struggles with Latin grammar. Usually of unconventional dress or behaviour by someone who is homosexual or bisexual …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • gender-bending role —   usually, a cross dressing role in which a male or female plays a character of the opposite sex   Examples: Some Like It Hot (1959), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Tootsie (1982) (pictured) Dustin Hoffman, The Year of Living Dangerously… …   Glossary of cinematic terms

  • Gender bender — is an informal term used to refer to a person who actively transgresses, or bends, expected gender roles. Boy George is called a gender bender because of his tendency to wear make up and clothes perceived as feminine.Gender bending is a form of… …   Wikipedia

  • gender-bender — gender benders N COUNT (disapproval) People sometimes use gender bender to refer to a man who dresses or behaves like a woman, or a woman who dresses or behaves like a man. [INFORMAL] Derived words: gender bending ADJ ADJ n ...a gender bending… …   English dictionary

  • Bending the Landscape — is the title of an award winning series of LGBT themed anthologies of short speculative fiction edited by Nicola Griffin and Stephen Pagel. [http://www.nicolagriffith.com/bending.html] Three books were produced, subtitled Science Fiction ,… …   Wikipedia

  • Gender-bait — is a term used by William Gibson in his 2003 novel Pattern Recognition [ Nothing like genderbait for the nerds, as I m sure you well know. Pattern Recognition , paperback, page 78 ] for the practice of some males who represent themselves as… …   Wikipedia

  • gender-bender — [jen′dər ben΄dər] n. a person who looks or behaves in a way regarded as androgynous or as typical of the opposite sex gender bending [jen′dər ben΄diŋ] n. * * * …   Universalium

  • gender-bender — [jen′dər ben΄dər] n. a person who looks or behaves in a way regarded as androgynous or as typical of the opposite sex gender bending [jen′dər ben΄diŋ] n …   English World dictionary

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