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Synonyms for butch

Synonyms for butch

(slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine

used of men


Related Words

(of male or female homosexuals) characterized by stereotypically male traits or appearance

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As two butches talk about their relationships, one (played by Dee) admits that she laid hands on her girlfriend "because I love her so.
The explanation for this finding, somewhat paradoxically, may be related to the higher visibility of butches compared to femmes.
And yet, the butches were not simply imitating men: as the authors point out, they were very clearly distinct from those women who disguised their sex and passed as men.
153); occasional unsupported generalizations ("Most butches were mimics who had mastered the subtleties of masculine nonverbal communication," p.
Filmmaker Daniel Peddle's scrappy and astute group portrait of a half dozen New York City butches of color is a low-budget, five-year overview of their lives and loves that takes in the underground "ball" scene (a la Paris Is Burning) and explores the phenomenon of the "aggressive" identity.