Travesti

In some cultures, especially in South America, a travesti is a person who was assigned male at birth who has a feminine gender identity. Travestis have been described as a third gender, but not all see themselves this way. Travesti was initially a pejorative term, but has been reclaimed as a political noun by Argentinian and Peruvian travesti acti...
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Travesti

[theatre] Travesti (literally `disguised`) is a theatrical term referring to the portrayal of a character in an opera, play, or ballet by a performer of the opposite sex. Some sources regard `travesti` as an Italian term, some as French. Depending on sources, the term may be given as travesty, travesti, or en travesti. The Oxford Essential ...
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