Definition of drag queen in English:

drag queen

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  • A performer (typically a man) who adopts a flamboyant or parodic feminine persona, with glamorous or exaggerated costumes and makeup.

    ‘But how else do you explain her penchant for dressing like a drag queen?’
    • ‘The drag queen, singer and comedian died after losing his battle against cancer, aged 66.’
    • ‘Can we call an artist a drag queen when she really wants to be called a female impersonator?’
    • ‘He left home at 17 and lived for a time in Sydney where he performed as a drag queen, travelled overseas and lived on Norfolk Island before settling in Alice Springs.’
    • ‘He performed as a drag queen in a punk-rock group.’
    • ‘He was also in P-Town, Mass. performing as a drag queen at a little club.’
    • ‘He is a drag queen who performs once a month at the town's only gay bar.’
    • ‘Broken into three categories, performers must sign up in advance for either the drag queen, chanteur/chanteuse or variety competitions, where they compete for prizes and advance from week to week.’
    • ‘The entertainment begins with the resident drag queen strutting her stuff as you tuck into a three course meal and sip cocktails.’
    • ‘They were performing at a drag queen bar on Capitol HIll.’


drag queen

/ˈdraɡ ˌkwēn/ /ˈdræɡ ˌkwin/