cross dressing


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  • noun

Synonyms for cross dressing

the practice of adopting the clothes or the manner or the sexual role of the opposite sex

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The exhibition looks at the tradition of cross dressing in the theatre, and how for a long time in both Greek and Christian theatre female characters were played by men on stage, and how the wearing of trousers by women only really became acceptable in this country after they wore them for work in the two world wars.
But you have to ask yourself if you can live the rest of life without cross dressing or if you can carry on with it behind her back.
What's in it for us: Patrick the Starfish skirts very close to full-on cross dressing in the movie's rambuctious finale.
I am not persuaded by her argument that it bore no relationship to cross dressing or the creation of a homoerotic culture that ultimately possessed what we would call "lesbian" elements, especially given Helen Horowitz's more subtle presentation of the matter in her pathbreaking Alma Mater, a study of architecture and social life at the elite eastern women's colleges in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
A new website aimed at cross dressing males has been launched in the North East.
Hotchkiss, Clothes Make the Man: Female Cross Dressing in Medieval Europe, The New Middle Ages 1, Garland Reference Library of the Humanities 1991 (New York and London: Garland Publishing Inc.