beauty queen


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

Examples of beauty queen in a Sentence

every loving husband considers his wife a beauty queen
Recent Examples on the Web Suzanne is a former beauty queen Matthew revealed in his 2022 memoir that his mother was a beauty queen before marrying John. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 29 Oct. 2023 Sabrina Dhowre Married to: Idris Elba, 2018's Sexiest Man Alive Days before Valentine's Day 2018, Elba popped the question to the Canadian beauty queen prior to a screening of his directorial debut, Yardie. Grace Gavilanes, Peoplemag, 2 Nov. 2023 How about to public peace? Patricia Hill Burnett, born in 1920, was a wealthy Republican and former beauty queen who felt unchallenged and unappreciated as a housewife. Barbara Spindel, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Nov. 2023 For the kind of hopeful young women who once packed their sashes in their valises and got on the bus to come to Hollywood, only to find a hundred other small-town beauty queens already here, a pageant crown no longer has to be their only onramp to mobility and even cinema celebrity. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 25 Oct. 2023 Featuring German food and beer, music, parades, beauty queens and more. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Sep. 2023 Until then, she was better known as a beauty queen traveling the world to compete in pageants. Sara Tardiff, New York Times, 11 Sep. 2023 Her father, Kian Teik, was a lawyer and politician, and her mother, Janet, a former beauty queen. Jason Sheeler, Peoplemag, 2 Mar. 2023 Season after season, this arc became a feature of the show, the heroine’s journey from housewife to Housewife, from mom to mommy blogger, from beauty queen to proprietor of a beauty line. Jennifer Wilson, The New Yorker, 22 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beauty queen was in 1893

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“Beauty queen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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