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Definition of effeminate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

effeminate

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ɪˈfemɪnət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈfemɪnət//
 
(disapproving)
 
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(of a man or a boy) looking, behaving or sounding like a woman or a girl Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin effeminatus, past participle of effeminare ‘make feminine’, from ex- (expressing a change of state) + femina ‘woman’.
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