drag queen

a male transvestite.


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drag queen
1.  a male who dresses as a woman and impersonates female characteristics for public entertainment
2.  slang a male transvestite

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drag queen

A male transvestite; also, a female impersonator. For example, He was surprised to find out that Roxanne was actually a drag queen. This term uses the slang noun drag in the sense of "female attire worn by a man" (a usage dating from about 1870; also see in drag). [Offensive slang; c. 1940]

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Example sentences
Butler's prime example was the drag queen, who emphasized the way in which gender was posed, and also the way it deconstructed.
When you think about it, it's pretty daring to make something that form-fitting for a drag queen and have it work.
These performers' drag queen alter egos entertain during the club's nightly shows.
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