femme


noun Slang.

  1. a lesbian who is notably feminine in appearance.

noun

  1. a woman or wife
  2. (fɛm) a lesbian who adopts a feminine role in a relationship
n.

French, literally “woman,” from Old French feme, from Latin femina (see feminine). Slang meaning “passive and more feminine partner in a lesbian couple” attested by 1961.

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