gender bender


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gender bender

1. One who dresses and/or behaves in a manner or style associated with another gender. Tom works as an accountant during the week, but he has a performance routine as a gender bender on the weekend.
2. One who challenges, denies, or explores the borders or limitations of gender identity by various means. Some of the leading academic gender benders are gathering this week for a summit on transgender rights.
3. In electronics, an adapter that has either two male or two female connectors and is used to change the gender of a plug. If that's a male connector, we'll need to get a gender bender to finish this job.
See also: bender, gender

gender-bender

1. n. a device that changes electrical plugs or sockets to the opposite gender—male to female, female to male. You need what’s called a gender-bender to match those plugs.
2. mod. having to do with something that obscures male/female distinctions. Those gender-bender hairstyles can be confusing.
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A Canadian, Berlin-based former school teacher, this provocative gender bender set out to shock but succeeded only in boring the pants off anyone in the crowd who wasn't gay or lesbian.
"I have no gay friends," said the gender bender Scot.
The gleeful prospect of the wide faced Portuguese gender bender's joyous reunion with her long lost dad dissolved because, it transpires, she hates him.
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"It has shown us that there are people--gay, straight, trans, bi, gender bender, etc.--who do care for and love each other, and it showed us how a community can come together."
THE pervert stalker haunting scores of famous British women may be a gender bender obsessed by their success, a handwriting expert revealed yesterday.
GENDER bender Marilyn has revealed more about his alleged gay fling with Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale.
The singer provoked hysterical reactions for his androgynous "gender bender" look when he first appeared on Top Of The Pops with Culture Club.
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The 31-year-old dancer cracked jokes with his gender bender friends at an Amsterdam club - and even jumped on stage to strut his stuff for an adoring audience of homosexuals.
She is a fellow gender bender, and she will stand by him in his her-ness.