Someone who cross-dresses, i.e dressing outside of gender. Sometimes done to look like a convincing member of the opposite sex ("passing"), sometimes not. Sometimes a secret, sometimes not. Nothing to do with sexuality. Not necessarily to do with desiring a sex change either.
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John: Why is Adam wearing a dress and a wig? Does he want to be a woman?

Carla: No, he's just a transvestite. He likes to cross dress.
by Fen_94 December 21, 2012
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A Cross Dresser
Someone who wears clothing from the opposite sex
Shortened by many call them Trannie
by sweet jesus May 3, 2006
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1. (obs) a person, especially a male, who adopts the manner and dress typically associated with the opposite sex for sexual gratification; a crossdresser. Not to be confused with a transsexual.
by ryanstk May 30, 2010
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A dude that is addicted to glamour. Also lesbians that like stuffing their pants.
Jim: Dad, what is a transvestite?
Mom: Ask your Mom - he knows.
by Hefner February 29, 2012
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Transvestite: Transvestite is a derogatory slang word that refers to transgender people. Dictionary.com defines the word as “a person who seeks sexual pleasure from wearing clothes that are normally associated with the opposite sex”. The origin of the word is German, trans-across and vestit-clothes(dictionary.com). The term was coined by a gay, Jewish, German sexologist named Magnus Hirschfeld, his work created a distinction between transgender/transsexual practices and homosexuality which were all previously classified as ‘sexual deviancy’ (Rikki Arundel). The new scientific field of sexology, the understanding and research of the spectrum of human sexual behavior, allowed for new research into the field of homosexuality and transgender behaviors. Magnus Hirschfield was instrumental in the decriminalization of homosexuality in Germany before the Nazi regime (Arundel). Magnus was also responsible for the first male to female gender replacement surgery (Arundel). In present times however, the term transvestite is considered outdated and derogatory. The terms transsexual and transgendered are the preferred terms of 2016.
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In Texas Hold'em. Holding the cards A/4. When the A is the first card you see and you slowly squeeze the 4 out from under it... it appears to be an Ace... But its not!
Try and keep your poker face the next time you squeeze the transvestite.
by !!Mr_Pink777 September 24, 2005
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A slur used against transgender people, which terfs and transphobes are trying to justify by saying it means "cross dresser"
Person 1"he's wearing a skirt, he's probably a transvestite"
Person 2 "dude, that word is a slur"
by BeaDent February 2, 2021
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