Simple Definition of dragon lady
: 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 in a sentence
The new boss is a real dragon lady.
<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
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