- Slang: Usually Disparaging and Offensive. a term used to refer to a gay man, especially one who is flamboyantly campy or effeminate.See Usage note at the current entry.
- drag queen.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of queen
usage note for queen
OTHER WORDS FROM queenqueen·less, adjectivequeen·like, adjectiveun·der·queen, noun
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Definition for queen (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for queen
The last time there was a raid of this scale was in 2001, when 52 men were arrested on Queen Boat, a floating disco on the Nile.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays|Bel Trew|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When they invade new territory, populations are low, and the queen has limited mate options.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even the queen saw fit to honor him with the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace in 2008.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A palace insider however insisted to the Daily Beast today that the Queen was not about to abdicate.
It had offered odds of 10-1 on the Queen abdicating during the Christmas message.
Queen Sophia's letters were couched in very energetic language.A History of Bohemian Literature|Count Ltzow
The Queen's speech contained no decided feature beyond recommending a reform in the administration of the Courts of Equity.
A player who gives the odds of a piece, may give it each game from the king's or queen's side, at his option.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
He was a prime favourite with Queen Elizabeth, and she knew how to exalt and abase, to create and destroy.The Birth of the Nation|Mrs. Roger A. Pryor
She tried to reply to the Queen with her own hand, but had to give up the attempt.Queen Victoria As I Knew Her|Sir Theodore Martin
British Dictionary definitions for queen (1 of 2)
- the only fertile female in a colony of social insects, such as bees, ants, and termites, from the eggs of which the entire colony develops
- (as modifier)a queen bee