cross-dress

cross-dresses, cross-dressing, cross-dressed
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 words:
cross-dresser plural N-COUNT

Now that I have met other cross-dressers I feel tremendous relief.

cross-dressing N-UNCOUNT

Myra tolerated Clive's cross-dressing until he joined a club for transvestites.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • cross´-dress´er — cross dress «KRS DREHS; KROS », intransitive verb. to dress in the clothing of the opposite sex: »Transvestites [range] from those who occasionally wear the clothes of the other sex in private to those who are only comfortable when cross dressing …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-dress — v. to dress in the clothes of the other sex. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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

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