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In a male, characterized by feminine manner and speech, possessing qualities or characteristics more often associated with women than men, affecting stereotypical female mannerisms. Generally used in a mocking or reproachful sense.
Etymology: From the Latin effeminare, meaning to make feminine ; entered English in the 15 th century.
Synonyms: female; flaming ; limp-wristed ; non-manly; pansy ; sissyish ; unmanly; womanish.
(1) Francis Bacon (1561-1626): ' The king , by his voluptuous life and mean marriage , became effeminate, and less sensible of honor .'
(2) Alexander Pope (1688-1744): ' In a slothful peace both courage will effeminate and manners corrupt .'
See Also: lavender boy, light on his feet, light-footed, lilac, lily, auntie man, delicate, camp bitch, camp queen, effeminacy, flamer, flaming, flitty, twinkle-toes, campy, camp around, black in white TV, broken-wrist, butch-school, fan your ass, mollycoddle, nancy boy, Nellie, bent-wrist, Big Bertha, big girl flamboyant, big woman, limp-wristed, loose in his loafers, daffodil, iron hoof, tondalayo, tootie fruitie, poofy, pretty-boy, gay it up, girly-mon, have a dash of lavender, him-her, himmer, hint of lavender, hint of mint, horse's hoof, no bull fighter, pantywaist, pee willy, walk with a lisp, limp-wrist, swish, emasculate, fem, femme, effeminate, effete, effie, collar and cuff, capon, buttercup, butterfly ring, camp something up, camp it up, femmy, fish queen, feminine, foop, fribble, fruity, fancy-pants, exoletus, faggoty, faggy, fairy, lavender, jaisy, lily-livered, dandy, Miss Molly, Miss Nancy, birdie, sissyish, beard flit, Beaulah, she-man, she/he, sis, sissified, nance, nancy, a bit ginger, swishy, ponce, pood, prune person, puer, puss gentleman, poud, three-legged beaver, tommy, twiddle poop, twit, Percy, hip-swishy, gaying it, pansy, xanith, epicene, chin-strap, aging actress, sissy, beads, molly, ladylike, wheelchair set, he/she, soiled senior citizen, old hen, old queen, rancid flower,
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