an individual who identifies themselves as being masculine – physically, mentally and/or emotionally (as opposed to femme). Although it has often be used in a derogatory way to describe lesbians, many lesbians embrace the label as an affirmative identity label and a term of pride.
Butch is a Polari term, which also had the meaning of ‘upfront, strong’.
Originally published: 16th July, 2020
Last modified: July 16, 2020