queen bee


noun

a fertile female bee.
a woman who is in a favored or preeminent position.

Origin of queen bee

First recorded in 1600–10
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queen bee

noun

the fertile female bee in a hive
informal a woman in a position of dominance or ascendancy over her peers or associates

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