A Soft Butch primarily identifies as butch, but has some “soft” or androgynous aspects to her. Maybe she incorporates female clothing into her wardrobe, or wears female clothing in a masculine way, or maybe she wears masculine clothing, but there is something a bit “soft” or gentle about her personality.
(I found a lot of interesting people when I googled “soft butch”: Bette Porter? Maybe…but Halle Berry? Are you kidding me? Even with short hair she is in no way butch!)