gender bender or gen·der-ben·der (jĕndər-bĕndər)
1. One whose dress or behavior does not conform to conventional gender roles.
2. Something, such as a theatrical performance or a book, whose portrayal of gender roles is nontraditional or androgynous.
gender-bending (-bĕndĭng) adj. & n.
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