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butch

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