Definition of cross-dress in English:

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cross-dress

Pronunciation: /ˌkrôsˈdres/

verb

[no object]
Wear clothing typical of the opposite sex.
Example sentences
  • That women can freely cross-dress but men cannot is breathtaking hypocrisy.
  • He began cross-dressing at age 7, wearing his sister's clothes while hiding in a closet.
  • There are many possibilities with cross-dressing.

Derivatives

cross-dresser

Pronunciation: /ˌkrôsˈdresər/
noun
Example sentences
  • Nobody knows that they're cross-dressers, not even their families.
  • There are a lot more cross-dressers out there than people realize, and most of them, actually, are heterosexual.
  • Neither the official nor the paper said how the authority planned to check that cross-dressers did not sneak aboard.

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Syllabification: cross-dress

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