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Meaning of "ladyboy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LADYBOY

ladyboy  [ˈleɪdɪˌbɔɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LADYBOY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ladyboy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LADYBOY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Kathoey

Kathoey or katoey is a Thai term that refers to either a transgender woman or an effeminate gay male in Thailand. A significant number of Thais perceive kathoeys as belonging to a third gender, including many kathoeys themselves, while others see them as either a kind of man or a kind of woman. Related phrases include phet thi sam, and sao praphet song or phuying praphet song. The word kathoey is of Khmer origin. It is most often rendered as ladyboy or lady boy in English conversation with Thais and this latter expression has become popular across South East Asia.

Definition of ladyboy in the English dictionary

The definition of ladyboy in the dictionary is a transvestite or transsexual, esp one from the Far East.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LADYBOY


attaboy
ˈætəˌbɔɪ
B-boy
ˈbiːˌbɔɪ
batboy
ˈbætˌbɔɪ
beachboy
ˈbiːtʃˌbɔɪ
billyboy
ˈbɪlɪˌbɔɪ
bullyboy
ˈbʊlɪˌbɔɪ
carboy
ˈkɑːˌbɔɪ
cowboy
ˈkaʊˌbɔɪ
dayboy
ˈdeɪˌbɔɪ
deadboy
ˈdɛdˌbɔɪ
fanboy
ˈfænˌbɔɪ
highboy
ˈhaɪˌbɔɪ
homeboy
ˈhəʊmˌbɔɪ
houseboy
ˈhaʊsˌbɔɪ
newsboy
ˈnjuːzˌbɔɪ
paperboy
ˈpeɪpəˌbɔɪ
pennyboy
ˈpɛnɪˌbɔɪ
playboy
ˈpleɪˌbɔɪ
schoolboy
ˈskuːlˌbɔɪ
tomboy
ˈtɒmˌbɔɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LADYBOY

lady´s bedstraw
lady´s finger
lady´s maid
lady´s man
lady´s mantle
lady´s-slipper
lady´s-smock
lady´s-thumb
lady´s-tresses
ladybird
ladybug
ladyfied
ladyfies
ladyfinger
ladyfish
ladyfy
ladyhood
ladyish
ladyism
ladykin

WORDS THAT END LIKE LADYBOY

altar boy
baby boy
birthday boy
boy
cabin boy
copyboy
drummer boy
errand boy
fair-haired boy
flyboy
golden boy
messenger boy
old boy
pretty boy
rent boy
shepherd boy
teddy boy
the boy
whipping boy
white-haired boy

Synonyms and antonyms of ladyboy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ladyboy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LADYBOY

Find out the translation of ladyboy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ladyboy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ladyboy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

变性人
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ladyboy
570 millions of speakers

English

ladyboy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ladyboy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رنات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ледибой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ladyboy
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একাকী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ladyboy
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ladyboy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ladyboy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

レディーボーイ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

ladyboy
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ladyboy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

DIỄN
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திருநம்பி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लेडीबॉय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ladyboy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ladyboy
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ladyboy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ледібой
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ladyboy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ladyboy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ladyboy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ladyboy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ladyboy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ladyboy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LADYBOY»

The term «ladyboy» is very widely used and occupies the 16.654 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LADYBOY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ladyboy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ladyboy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ladyboy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LADYBOY»

Discover the use of ladyboy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ladyboy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Revenge Grows Harsh
Then he had played the video back, and Ladyboy told him that he either told them everything or the tape went through his father's letter box that very night. At that point, he had broken down and told the whole story. He was now sobbing in  ...
Graham Heywood, 2012
2
Howie the Rookie
Think about Ladyboy. Some people say when he was born, his oul' dear threw away the body an' raised the afterbirth. Some say he's called Ladyboy 'cos of an ingrown flute. Was a Frenchman, Pierre, Ladyboy taught him one sentence, Kick  ...
Mark O'Rowe, 1999
3
Thailand's Islands and Beaches
The hourly POP'S CULTURE: LIFE AS A LADYBOY Pop, age 45, is what Thais call a ga·teu·i, usually referred to as a 'ladyboy' in English. Thailand's transgender population is the subject of many debates and conversations, especially among ...
Celeste Brash, Austin Bush, 2010
4
Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands & Beaches
Well, that's like asking me why I am a ladyboy! I have no idea. I didn't ask to have these feelings. I think the more important thingto noticeis whythereare somany ladyboys in the cabaret orsexindustry. First, however, letme start by staying that ...
Lonely Planet, Brandon Presser, Celeste Brash, 2012
5
Pholomolo: No Man No Woman
I not feeling shy when I walk with you, because nobody see you are ladyboy.' I guess he hadn't heard the whispering man. 'Would you feel different if people could tell I was a ladyboy? Would you feel embarrassed? Would you still walk with ...
Veronique Renard, 2007
6
I Took the Sex Gods to Thailand
In fact I probably would not have got married had it not been for the chain reaction set in motion by this fatal meeting with the ladyboy. This was an abiding example to me of how a small event, a casual seemingly insignificant decision can have ...
Lee Huxley, 2013
7
Cocktails and Dreams
“Peter Lawford was in Bangkok when a ladyboy was murdered there ten years ago, and just over a year later he was in Chiang Mai when another ladyboy was murdered there too. They are different MO's to the current shooting murders, but it  ...
Guy Lilburne, 2013
8
Wild Animals and Wedding Outfits: A Voyage of Self-Discovery ...
Bill is fascinated by the ladyboy concept. The man at the bike hire shop is a ladyboy too. Bill came back ... 'Now don't get me wrong, he's a nice enough chap, very helpful and all that, but he's more of a ladybloke than a ladyboy. He's got great ...
Anna Bromley, 2013
9
Reykjavik
LOCATION the main character of Olaf de Fleur Johannesson's documentary is Raquela Rios. Raquela is a Filipino transgender person who works as a street prostitute in her homeland. This 'ladyboy' is ambitious and looks for a betterjob, ...
Jez Conolly, Caroline Whelan, 2012
10
CultureShock! Bangkok
I've also usedthe word 'ladyboy', which is what maletofemale transsexualsare referred toas in Bangkok. Somegender rights activists object to thisterm, saying its continued useserves as aconstant reminderto transsexuals of thelives they've  ...
Dan Waites, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LADYBOY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ladyboy is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Playing to win
The boys hang out at a swimming pool with their ladyboy friend Kitty (Natarat Lakha), who is the embodiment of confidence as she struts past ... «The Nation, Jul 15»
2
J-pop sensation LadyBeard, aka Adelaide's Richard Magarey, goes …
... in Japan, China, Taiwan ... and the rest of Asia every weekend for the rest of the year.” Originally published as Dude looks like a ladyboy. × ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
3
Fight lifts lid on male flesh traders' hideout
They revealed that a heated argument erupted between the suspected ladyboy, NY, and his customer YM, the soldier. Then, YM told NY to go ... «Gulf Today, Jul 15»
4
Handsy ladyboy nabbed for digging into Indian pocket
PHUKET: Police promptly arrested a 'friendly' ladyboy after she picked the pocket of an Indian tourist in front of Soi Paradise in Patong last ... «Phuket Gazette, Jul 15»
5
Police round up Patong transgenders after tourist's wallet lifted
Police hauled in the usual suspects from the ladyboy community of Phuket's Patong Beach yesterday for a dressing down today after one was ... «Coconuts Bangkok, Jul 15»
6
You Didn't Kill Amy Winehouse, But You Didn't Save Her, Either
... pre-punchline years, musically (see “Stronger Than Me,” a striking early jam that admonishes her “ladyboy” because he isn't) and otherwise. «Deadspin, Jul 15»
7
Harry set for huge Hollywood leap!
Ginger Clam could definitely recommend the 1D Ladyboy for a lead role in a new Lassie movie. Or perhaps as Lois Lane in the next Superman ... «TV Mix, Jul 15»
8
Anne Heltzel discusses real life inspiration for 'Charlie, Presumed …
I was only there for a few days, but it offered my first exposure to the ladyboy culture. When I was writing Dana's character, I knew she would be ... «Hypable, Jul 15»
9
Music Galore in Santa Barbara This Week
He recently released an instrumental album of his own, MG, recorded in Santa Barbara's Electric Ladyboy studios. Also on Saturday, Sings Like ... «Santa Barbara Independent, Jun 15»
10
Why does everyone hate it when rich old men date young attractive …
I wish #DuncanBannatyne and his new ladyboy, I mean girlfriend all the best! So , what attracted you to the multi millionaire? I wonder! «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ladyboy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ladyboy>. Aug 2021 ».
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