American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Slang Exhibiting stereotypical or exaggerated feminine traits. Used especially of lesbians and gay men.
- n. Slang One who is femme.
- n. Informal A woman or girl.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See feme.
- n. archaic, rare A woman, a wife, particularly in heraldry.
- n. slang, LGBT A feminine lesbian, and especially one who is attracted to masculine (or butch) lesbians.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A woman. See feme, n.
- Used in Middle English, from Old French fame et al. The modern spelling is under the influence of Middle and Modern French femme. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, from Latin fēmina; see feminine. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As he began to introduce The Woman Men Yearn For, film critic Leonard Maltin suggested that it's time people stopped using the term "femme fatale" as their default for describing characters like those portrayed onscreen by Marlene Dietrich.”
“But even still, the label "femme" was hoisted upon my shoulders shortly after coming out -- but only after I had convinced people that I wasn't bisexual, because apparently, a stereotypically feminine woman, if not straight, is probably bi.”
“While I realize that the lesbian community uses the term femme to classify a particular type of lesbian, my blog won't only address lesbians.”
“Turns out this fab femme is Nichole Imperi, owner of Cincinnati-based brand agency Doth Brands.”
“But the titled femme fatale, Natascha Petrinsky had her shaky moments - both as to pitch and vocal agility.”
“I was thinking of the word femme in the sense of all females.”
“Cherchez la femme" is the old saying whenever there is trouble afoot.”
“She called her femme-de-chambre to make inquiries about them; but the woman could only show her mistress all the churches, and tell her the names of the streets; she knew nothing of the neighbors.”
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“By David Ignatius Commentary by Saturday, July 03, 2010 - Powered by The alleged spy ring is a pleasant summer distraction (Anna Chapman - call your agent!) and a wonderful opportunity to use the phrase femme fatale.”
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