A person who dresses in clothes normally only associated with the opposite gender. A man who dresses in womens clothes is a male to female (MtF) crossdresser, a woman who dresses as a man is a female to male (FtM) crossdresser.

Crossdresser is often synonymous with the term transvestite and both only refer to the clothes a person is wearing without making any comment on which gender the person acts as (this is related to transexuality or transgenderism) or their sexuality.
My dad crossdressed as Marilyn Monroe for the Hallowe'en party.

My son is a crossdresser, he likes to borrow his girlfriend's skirts.
by pfunk_grrl September 29, 2006
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Someone who dresses in clothing and accessories that are meant for the opposite sex. (i.e., a guy wearing a dress and high heels)

Shown in a number of manga series.
Ranma Saotome is probably the most famous crossdresser in the history of anime and manga.
by hanyoucali January 6, 2010
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A person who dresses in clothing often designated for the opposite sex. This can be seen in women and men. However, this is not be confused with drag queens/kings. The difference between the two is drag queens/kings strive for a more stereotypical masculine/feminine look whereas crossdressers try to look natural. A male crossdresser is known as a MtF (Male to Female) crossdresser. A female is known as a FtM (Female to Male) crossdresser. This is not to be confused with transgender.

Also different from crossdressers are transvestites, which are people who use crossdressing for sexual pleasure. The term crossdresser can easily be shortened by its initials, CD. When talking to crossdresser, it is easier to refer to them as the sex they are dressed as. Many straight people do crossdressing as well. Anyone of any sexuality, gender identity, or sex can crossdress, crossdressing does not mean a person is gay.
Brandy: Babe, are you wearing my skirt?
Fred: Yes because I'm a crossdresser.
by Bottom Twink June 25, 2016
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Crossdresser/Transvestite is a guy, who's perfectly content on being a guy, who enjoys wearing girl clothes. Masculinity is usually a sign of a crossdresser (in most cases) and body hair.

Drag queen is again a guy, who enjoys putting on a bigger show than Crossdressers, but still inside is a guy.

Transgender/Transwomen (MtF) is a girl/woman inside, does not feel like reverting back after the day is over. We feel as we are women and should be addressed as such. Do not call us Crossdressers, Drag Queens, Transvestites, we are women, addressed as she/her, not him/he, dude, bro, etc, very rude and very disrespectful.

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I am a Transgirl, I am not Crossdresser and I am not a Drag Queen, nor do I dress in Drag.
by Alyssa Starr February 27, 2016
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something i am. I get enjoyment and pleasure out of wearing women's clothes. I was born this way and that's how i am. if you dont like it, too bad.
i'm a crossdresser, get over it.
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A man who enjoys wearing womans clothing

also see transvestite
Honey, I'm a crossdresser
by Jimmy Robowski September 8, 2006
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A man/girl dress as the other gender like a big dude in a pink dress or a girl in a tuxedo.
Crossdress is a way of dressing
by A CAT IN YOUR SHOWER GEL August 12, 2016
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