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drag queen

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

drag queen

a male who dresses as a woman and impersonates female characteristics for public entertainment
(slang) a male transvestite
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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

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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