英 [trænz'vestaɪt; trɑːnz-; -ns-]
- adj. 爱穿异性服装的；易装癖的
- n. 异性装扮癖者；易装癖者；异性模仿欲
- transvestite: see travesty
- transvestite (n.)
- "person with a strong desire to dress in clothing of the opposite sex," 1922, from German Transvestit (1910), coined from Latin trans- "across" (see trans-) + vestire "to dress, to clothe" (see wear (v.)). As an adjective from 1925. Transvestism is first attested 1928. Also see travesty, which is the same word, older, and passed through French and Italian; it generally has a figurative use in English, but has been used in the literal sense of "wearing of the clothes of the opposite sex" (often as a means of concealment or disguise) since at least 1823, and travestiment "wearing of the dress of the opposite sex" is recorded by 1832. Among the older clinical words for it was Eonism "transvestism, especially of a man" (1913), from Chevalier Charles d'Eon, French adventurer and diplomat (1728-1810) who was anatomically male but later in life lived and dressed as a woman (and claimed to be one).
- 1. Jason is a transvestite and he likes to have fun at the pub.
- 2. The guy could be aa transvestite aa junkie a chain saw murderer , or someone really sick.
- 他也许性情古怪、易装僻、而不实、吸毒 、 电锯杀人狂,或者其他令人恶心的家伙.
[ transvestite 造句 ]