from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person, especially a Native American man, who assumes the sexual identity and is granted the social status of the opposite sex. See Usage Note at berdache.
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- adj. pertaining to the doctrine of dualism in the so-called "Treatise on the Two Spirits" in the Qumran scrolls (IQS IV 5, 6)
- n. a berdache, a person with "third gender" identity among Native Americans.
- n. a gender category comprising "two-spirit" individuals
two+spirit. A politically correct neologism for berdache advocated since the early 1990s. (Wiktionary)