beauty queen


Definition of beauty queen 

: a beautiful and glamorous woman or girl specifically : a winner of a beauty contest

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Synonyms for beauty queen


babe [slang], beauty, cookie (or cooky), cutie (or cutey), dolly bird [British], enchantress, eyeful, fox, goddess, honey, knockout, queen, stunner

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Examples of beauty queen in a Sentence

every loving husband considers his wife a beauty queen

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The movie, which stars Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston, and features music by the one and only, Dolly Parton, is about a teenager following in her beauty queen mother's footsteps. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Did You Recognize Jimmy Kimmel's Wife Molly McNearney in 'Dumplin''?," 15 Dec. 2018 After an awkward interaction with another adult beauty queen, Willowdean decides to compete in Miss Teen Blue Bonnet, which sparks a revolution in her town. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Here's Your First Look at Netflix's New "Dumplin'' Movie," 6 Dec. 2018 Based on the 2015 bestselling novel by Julie Murphy, Dumplin' tells the story of Willowdean Dickson (Danielle Macdonald), a plus-size girl whose mom (Jennifer Aniston) is a former beauty queen and now a celebrity on the local pageant circuit. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Trailer For Jennifer Aniston’s New Netflix Movie Is Here, and It Has a Body-Positive Message," 14 Nov. 2018 Based on the 2015 best-selling novel by Julie Murphy, Dumplin' tells the story of Willowdean Dickson (Danielle Macdonald), a plus-size teen whose mom (Jennifer Aniston) is a former beauty queen and now a celebrity on the local pageant circuit. Christopher Rosa, Teen Vogue, "Netflix Releases "Dumplin" Trailer Starring Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Anniston, and Dove Cameron," 14 Nov. 2018 Last week, the judge denied Mr. Guzmán’s request to briefly hug his wife, former beauty queen Emma Coronel Aispuro, on the first day of trial. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "Trial of ‘El Chapo’ Poses Unprecedented Challenges," 12 Nov. 2018 In the first season, especially, Murphy’s brand of tough womanhood is contrasted, frequently, with the younger, cuter Corky (Faith Ford), a beauty queen who takes a career in the news media somewhat for granted. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The rise, fall, and unlikely return of Murphy Brown, explained," 27 Sep. 2018 Amber Heard has come a long way from her days as an aspiring beauty queen growing up in Texas. Katya Foreman | Wwd,, "In Cannes, Amber Heard chats about big hair and gender equality," 15 May 2018 As the nation plummets into economic ruin, even more young women are holding fast to dreams of becoming beauty queens. Washington Post, "In embattled Venezuela, beauty offers ladder out of poverty," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of beauty queen

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beauty queen was in 1893

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: a woman or girl who is a winner of a beauty contest

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