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femme

a description for someone identifies themselves to be feminine in some aspect, e.g. physically, mentally or emotionally. Some lesbian and bisexual women will describe themselves as femme rather than butch; similarly, with gay and bisexual men as an alternative to effeminate.

Originated as a Polari term.

Originally published: 16th July, 2020
Last modified: July 16, 2020