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English definition of “cross-dressing”

cross-dressing

noun [U] uk   /ˌkrɒsˈdres.ɪŋ/ us    /ˌkrɑːs-/
the act of wearing the clothes of the opposite sex: There's a lot of cross-dressing in British pantomimes, where men dress up as Dames and a woman plays the part of the young hero.Relating to sexual preference
cross-dresser
noun [C] uk   /ˌkrɒsˈdres.ər/ us    /ˌkrɑːsˈdres.ɚ/
Synonym
Relating to sexual preference
(Definition of cross-dressing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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