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drag queen

noun

Simple Definition of drag queen

  • : a homosexual man who dresses as a woman especially to entertain people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of drag queen

  1. :  a male homosexual who dresses as a woman especially for comic or theatrical effect

Circa 1941

First Known Use of drag queen

circa 1941


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