A lesbian, dyke or other variety of queer woman who possesses or displays qualities and identifiers of both butch and femme. (noun)

Futch (adjective) describes:
a) a non-standard display of female masculinity, which contains elements of the feminine (such as clothing, walk, cosmetics, shoes).
b) a non-standard display of queer femininity, containing elements of the masculine (such as clothing, walk, cosmetics, shoes).

If butch/femme is a spectrum, a futch may be found at any or all of the points in between.

A futch presentation may occasionally be ephemeral, caused by the migration of an woman's queer self-identity, but is much more likely to be ongoing and deliberate; reflecting an individual's own position of comfort on the queer gender presentation scale.

Tila Tequila's date, Dani Campbell, a lesbian firefighter from Florida, claims she invented the word "futch" to describe herself as being part butch, part femme. However, a spot of research will reveal that the word has been in moderate usage in the dyke community since at least 1990. Dani would have had to be a very inventive little futch at 11 to be the word's progenitor.

Sometimes futch sighting is a false positive, as in the case of many rural women who make the gaydar spang wildly, but who are merely hetero women who portray common lesbian markers, such as speaking firmly, gesturing strongly, taking no nonsense, and using no botox. While wearing boots.
As I was getting ready for my date with the new girl, I had a hard time deciding whether to put on my suit and tie or my heels and dress. Good thing she likes a futch, because it doesn't matter which I pick.
by Miselaineous October 19, 2009
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Not exactly feminine... but not exactly butch (in terms of being a lesbian.)
Dani from A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila is futch.
by ---yeah December 18, 2007
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A lesbian who in outwardly appearance dresses like or acts like a femme but has the mentality or mindset of a butch
She is such a futch cause she dresses like a girl but thinks like a man
by BuffChick510 December 22, 2008
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Futch and the futch scale were created online by reddit lesbians as a joke. However, the design was taken seriously and spread through the internet which spread misinformation about stone butch and high femme identities and made futch seem like a legit identifier when it's in actuality, a mockery of femme and butch history. Stone butch doesn't inherently mean hyper masculinity and high femme doesnt inherently mean hyper femininity. Stone identities refer to intimate boundaries some femmes and butches have during intercourse or in everyday life. Futch isnt a genuine identity because while femme and butch have history, culture and meaning beyond clothes and appearance, futch is simply a lazy combination of the two that disregards the history and culture behind those identifiers. It's totally valid to not be femme or butch, but futch was started as a joke and isnt a valid lesbian identifier. Non aligned lesbians are hella valid and so are chapstick lesbians!! Androgynous lesbians and lesbians who don't fit into femme or butch in general are great! But calling yourself futch is an insult to butch and femme culture. And if you're not a lesbian and you use lesbian identifiers, you're even more insulting to our culture, please educate yourself!! Bi and pan women have their own identifiers (stag, doe and tomcat) the futch scale is fun to use as a meme but at the end of the day, that's all it is, a joke.
"Man, that futch scale meme has a cool color scheme but people are using it to spread misinformation about lesbian identifiers, not cool dude"
by peony femme July 11, 2019
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A word used only to describe the amazing shittyness of the dregs of our society today.

Also a mixture of the word Fuck and Bitch, so you can have one word to use if you change your mind in the middle of the word fuck.
"Dude, you're such a futch"
by Li was here August 02, 2003
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a lesbian who has feminine looks but masculine dress and/or style. femme + butch = futch
dani from a shot at love with tila tequila is futch.
by sydbarrettsaves November 26, 2007
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