femme
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "fem."
femme(
fehm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(woman)
a. la mujer
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The twenties experienced the rise of the modern femme, who smoked, danced, and wore pants.En los años veinte se vio la aparición de la mujer modern que fumaba, bailaba y usaba pantalones.
2. (feminine person)
a. la femme
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Cristina had usually been more into femmes, but there was just something different about Sarah that attracted her.A Cristina normalmente le habían gustado más las femmes, pero había algo diferente en Sarah que la atraía.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (feminine)
a. femenina
Her ad said she was looking for a femme woman in her twenties.Su anuncio decía que buscaba una mujer femenina alrededor de los 20 años.
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femme [fæm, fem]
noun
la que hace de "chica" en una relación lesbiana
On the dance floor, if another woman wanted to dance with a `femme" she had to ask permission from her `butch" partner first The butch wouldn't take her pants off in bed because she was supposed to be the active one while the femme would lie there passively having everything done to her
adjective
(in lesbian relationship) femenina
In most lesbian circles there was pressure to identify as either butch or femme and then conform to that stereotype in the way of dress, speech and action Not only were we being labelled as lesbian by heterosexuals but as butch or femme by our own community
modifier
femme fatale (n) mujer (f) fatal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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