The Spirit of Draggieland

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The word “drag” has served several purposes in underworld slang, but has been used to signify female attire worn by a man for at least a century.  In 1914, Jackson’s Vocabulary of Criminal Slang reported,

 “Among female impersonators on the stage and men of dual sexual instincts, ‘drag’ denotes female attire donned by a male.”

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