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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.
cross-dresser
noun [C] uk   /ˌkrɒsˈdres.ər/  us   /ˌkrɑːsˈdres.ɚ/
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Translations of “cross-dressing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 穿異性服裝, 女扮男裝, 男扮女裝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 穿异性服装, 女扮男装, 男扮女装…
(Definition of cross-dressing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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