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drag queen

noun
1.
Slang. a male transvestite, especially a performer who dresses as a woman to entertain the public.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; drag (in the sense of ‘wearing clothes characteristic of the opposite sex’) + queen (in the sense of ‘flamboyantly effeminate male homosexual’)
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Examples for drag queen
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for drag queen

drag queen

noun
1.
a male who dresses as a woman and impersonates female characteristics for public entertainment
2.
(slang) a male transvestite
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Slang definitions & phrases for drag queen

drag queen

noun phrase
  1. A male homosexual who enjoys dressing like a woman: a rabidly right-wing congressman, a demented Southern drag queen, a pushy leather dyke
  2. A male homosexual who affects pronounced feminine behavior; queen (1941+ Homosexuals)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with 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). [ ; c. 1940 ]
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