from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who dresses and acts in a style or manner traditionally associated with the opposite sex.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who sometimes wears clothes traditionally worn by and associated with the opposite sex; typically a male who cross-dresses occasionally by habit or compulsion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who adopts the dress or manner or sexual role of the opposite sex
- adj. receiving sexual gratification from wearing clothing of the opposite sex
German Transvestit : Latin trāns-, trans- + Latin vestīre, to dress; see travesty.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin trans- + vestite, form of vestiō ("I clothe, I dress") (as in English vestment, vest). Literally, a "cross-dresser". (Wiktionary)