Definition of ice queen in English:

ice queen

Pronunciation /ˈʌɪs kwiːn/


  • 1In folklore, fairy tales, etc.: a female spirit or supernatural being who rules over a land of ice and snow.

  • 2 figurative (frequently derogatory) A cold-hearted and emotionless woman; (in later use) specifically a woman (especially a beautiful or alluring one) who is regarded as cold or unresponsive.


Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From ice + queen.