A man who identifies himself as a transvestite likes to wear clothing that is typically thought of as feminine or womanly.

You can also use the word transvestite to talk about a woman who enjoys wearing men's clothes, although it more frequently describes a man. Before you call anyone a transvestite, however, make sure the person doesn't consider the word offensive — it's more common these days to use the term cross-dresser.

Definitions of transvestite
  1. noun
    someone who adopts the dress or manner or sexual role of the opposite sex
    synonyms: cross-dresser
  2. adjective
    receiving sexual gratification from wearing clothing of the opposite sex
    synonyms: transvestic
    sexually attracted to members of your own sex
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