Meaning of “cross-dressing” in the English Dictionary

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"cross-dressing" in British English

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cross-dressingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkrɒsˈdres.ɪŋ/ us /ˌkrɑːsˈdres.ɪŋ/

the act of wearing clothes usually worn by 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.

(Definition of “cross-dressing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)