One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounUnited States Regional
1Originally: a hermaphrodite; a person having both male and female sex characteristics. In later use also: a homosexual man or woman, especially one overtly manifesting features or attributes regarded as characteristic of the opposite sex; a transvestite.
2English regional (east.). A wagon able to be converted into a cart.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Vanbrugh (1664–1726), playwright and architect. Alteration of hermaphrodite.
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