See also: crossdresser
- A person who wears clothing which society considers appropriate only for members of the opposite sex.
- 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 268:
- For the buldings John uses plastic sheeting employed in the window banners of a particular ladies' clothing chain. [...] I asked John if the sales assistants in those shops thought he was odd, walking in and asking for bits of plastic. 'What you've got to remember,' he said, 'is that they get a lot of cross-dressers going in there, so I'm not that weird in comparison.'
- This term is used in casual registers; the Latinate transvestite is more formal. Neither term should be confused with transgender or transsexual; see the usage notes at transvestite for more.
person who wears clothing considered appropriate only for the opposite sex — See also translations at transvestite