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    Drag queen is a boy dresses like a girl
    Is Drag king okay for a girl who desses like a boy?
    Or is there's any other ways of saying this?

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    Re: drag

    “Drag”, in reference to cross-dressing, first appeared in the dictionary in 1870. The term originated, not surprisingly, in the theater. Men laden down in elaborate gowns heavy with jewels discovered a pitfall that every woman is familiar with – long hems tend to drag on the ground. As a result, when a male actor was required to dress as a woman, whether for a specific role or due to the lack of available performing females, the part was referred to as a “drag” role. As time went on, and cross-dressing moved offstage and into the general population, the term worked its way into common parlance.

    A male who dresses in female clothing is referred to as a "drag queen," while a female who impersonates a male is a "drag king."


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    Re: drag

    ouisch, would you please analyze one of your sentence for me,

    "Men laden down in elaborate gowns heavy with jewels discovered a pitfall that every woman is familiar with – long hems tend to drag on the ground."

    thx

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    Re: drag

    When you're wearing long dress (or gown), the bottom of it often drags on the floor as you walk, and you must step carefully so that you don't trip over it. This is why you'll often see women in gowns pull them up slightly in front as they walk, especially if they're walking up steps or stairs.

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