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males having characteristics generally attributed to females. i.e, gestures, body language, speech, etc.; eg.: flamboyantly gay male or male cross dresser. you add the prefix "eff" only when males are referred to.
person one: " his mannerisms are so effeminate. person two: yeah, he talks, acts, and dresses like a woman.
by -immolation December 22, 2013
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A method of guessing on a multiple choice test that involves looking at the position of the second hand. If the hand is between 12 and 3 the guess is A. If the hand is between 3 and 6 the guess is B. Between 6 and 9 guess C. Between 9 and 12 guess D.
I passed my test! Thanks to the Clock Method
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Having characteristics never associated with manliness or men. Not necessarily feminine or womanly. (How many women do you know who lisp, flutter their wrists, make prissy lips, and prance?
You wonder why you can't get a job as a policeman? Stop being effeminate and maybe they'll hire you.
by Bumkicker Slade May 10, 2005
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1.) The kind of behavior that, when exhibited by straight males of the homosapien species, will cause other males to take pause.

2.) Typical action of any male performer on the Bravo network
Effeminate guy: "Hey, let's get all the guys together at my place for a steak dinner."
Everyone else: "Sounds like fun. What can we bring?"
Effeminate guy: "To make sure we dont have samesies, I'll declare now that I'm supplying the CA Cab and crab dip."
Everyone else: "Did he just say, 'samesies', 'crab dip' and the abbreviation for Cabernet in the same sentence? No wonder he hasn't found the right girl yet."
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Acting unmanly. Used of a man who does not act manly. It does not at all mean that he is acting womanly. This word unfairly characterizes women as people who act like poofters.
Abby, look at that man! He's so effeminate!

He's not acting like a woman, Louise. He's acting like a flaming faggot!
by Tuna Wanda May 24, 2005
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