gender bender
noun Date: 1980 a person who dresses and behaves like a member of the opposite sex • gender-bending adjective or noun

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  • gender-bender — 1. n. a device that changes electrical plugs or sockets to the opposite gender male to female, female to male. □ You need what’s called a gender bender to match those plugs. □ I tried a gender bender, but it won’t work. 2. mod. having to do with… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • gender bender — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms gender bender : singular gender bender plural gender benders informal someone, especially an entertainer, who dresses and behaves like a person of the opposite sex …   English dictionary

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