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  1. femmenoun

    A woman, a wife, particularly in heraldry.

  2. femmenoun

    A feminine lesbian, and especially one who is attracted to masculine (or butch) lesbians.

  3. Etymology: Used in, from fame et al. The modern spelling is under the influence of Middle and Modern French femme.


  1. Femme

    Femme (; French: [fam], literally meaning "woman") is a term traditionally used to describe a lesbian who exhibits a feminine identity or gender presentation. Alternate meanings of the word also exist with some non-lesbian individuals using the word, notably some gay men, bisexuals, nonbinary and transgender individuals.Heavily associated with lesbian history and culture, femme has been used among lesbians to distinguish traditionally feminine lesbians from their butch (i.e. masculine) lesbian counterparts and partners. Derived from American lesbian communities following World War II when women joined the work force, the identity became a characteristic of the working class lesbian bar culture of the 1940s–1950s. By the 1990s, the term femme had additionally been adopted by bisexual women. It has however also been argued by bi+ and other queer activists that since the term bisexual is relatively newer than lesbian, bisexual women historically formed part of the lesbian community and thus used the term femme as a sub-group of lesbians. Hence, the adoption of femme by the 1990s may be considered a re-adoption by the same community following the distinction between lesbians and bisexual women and the lesbian separatist movement of the 1970s.

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  1. Femmenoun

    a woman. See Feme, n

  2. Etymology: [F.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of femme in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of femme in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of femme in a Sentence

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Woman has curves so that man is curved. (La femme a des courbes Pour que l'homme se courbe)

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Hitler not from a woman is born : he is the child of the men bittemess. (Hitler n'est pas né d'une femme, Mais de l'amertume des hommes)

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The remembrance of a woman is longer than a tear. (Le souvenir d'une femme - Est plus long qu'une larme.)

  4. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Hitler not from a woman is born, but from the men bitterness.(Hitler n'est pas né d'une femme, Mais de l'amertume des hommes)

  5. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Cigarette kisses the flame. But the mouth kisses the woman. (Cigarette embrasse la flamme. - Mais la bouche embrasse la femme.)

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    given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
    • A. sesquipedalian
    • B. irascible
    • C. bibulous
    • D. motile

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