Definition of transvestite noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

transvestite

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//trænzˈvestaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈvestaɪt//
 
; BrE BrE//trænsˈvestaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈvestaɪt//
 
(informal tranny)
 
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a person, especially a man, who enjoys dressing as a member of the opposite sex Word Origin 1920s: from German Transvestit, from Latin trans- ‘across’ + vestire ‘clothe’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: transvestite