Definition of feminate in US English:

feminate

adjective

  • Feminine.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in 2nd Baron Berners (c1467–1533), soldier, diplomat, and translator. From classical Latin fēminātus womanish, effeminate from fēmina woman + -ātus.

Pronunciation

feminate

/ˈfɛmɪnət/