queen bee


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. queen,
  2. queen anne,
  3. queen anne's bounty,
  4. queen anne's lace,
  5. queen anne's war,
  6. queen charlotte islands,
  7. queen city,
  8. queen closer,
  9. queen consort,
  10. queen dowager

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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