dragon lady


dragon lady

noun

: a woman who is often angry or cruel especially when people do not do what she wants

Full Definition of DRAGON LADY

:  an overbearing or tyrannical woman; also :  a glamorous often mysterious woman

Examples of DRAGON LADY

  1. The new boss is a real dragon lady.
  2. <a conniving dragon lady, their mother attempted to dominate their lives well into their adult years>

Origin of DRAGON LADY

character in the comic strip Terry and the Pirates by Milton Caniff
First Known Use: 1949

Rhymes with DRAGON LADY

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: dragon lizard
Previous Word in the Dictionary: dragonhead
All Words Near: dragon lady

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up dragon lady? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).