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Butch
Glossary Of Terms


DEFINITION:

1. Used by bigots as a disparaging term for a lesbian.
2. A woman unusually or markedly masculine in appearance or manner. A lesbian who is noticeably masculine.
PRONUNCIATION:
booch (adj)
ALSO KNOWN AS:
Dyke
EXAMPLES:
Nancy admires butch lesbians for their strong, protective natures.
RELATED RESOURCES:
Are You Femme, Androgynes Or Butch?
Take the test and see where you fit in with these often used labels.

Misconceptions, Lies & Stereotypes
What they say about us when they don't know us.

ELSEWHERE ON THE WEB:
Butch/Femme Romance
Perfect for the femme looking for love.

The Lesbian Identity
The politics of butch/femme.



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