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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Her best friends and her beauty queen sister help her out of a surprising love triangle. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "New Netflix for kids in September: 'Lord of the Rings' movies, 'Turbo,' new 'Dragons'," 30 Aug. 2019 On hand were candidates in convertibles, beauty queens in sashes, kids in costumes, cops on motorcycles and all manner of other requisites. Steve Rubenstein,, "Filipinos celebrate annual Pistahan festival in SF," 10 Aug. 2019 Through This shows a photo of a beauty queen complete with a crown and feathered blonde hair, but mascara running down her face. Lisawhill, Longreads, "Live Through This: Courtney Love at 55," 9 July 2019 Relatives display a photo album featuring Briseyda as a beauty queen in Buenos Aires, her family’s neighborhood in the village of Chiquirines, part of the sprawling rural municipality of La Blanca. Patrick J. Mcdonnell,, "Death at the border: 4 from Guatemala, 3 of them children, succumb to heat in Texas," 8 July 2019 Barkin played Annette Atkins, mother to aspiring beauty queen and news anchor Amber (Kirsten Dunst), in the 1999 cult comedy, which featured Janney in the role of Annette’s chain-smoking best friend (and sassy trailer park neighbor), Loretta. Joey Nolfi,, "Allison Janney, Ellen Barkin hold most smartest Drop Dead Gorgeous reunion," 28 June 2019 The whole thing starts off with Hannah in a Cinderella-blue ballgown and beauty queen regalia wandering through a forest. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "Hannah Brown's First The Bachelorette Trailer Is Here, and It’s Incredible," 5 Apr. 2019 In Dumplin', Maddie returns as another body-positive character (and reunites with Dove, who plays beauty queen Bekah in the film). Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, ""Dumplin'" Star Maddie Baillio on Shattering Stereotypes About Fat People and Playing Body-Positive Roles," 7 Dec. 2018 For the Serial addict: Up And Vanished Delve into Georgia's oldest cold case with an in-depth investigation of the disappearance of Tara Grinstead, a southern beauty queen. Rebecca Farley,, "These Podcasts Will Satisfy Your Craving For Making A Murderer," 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of beauty queen

1893, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of beauty queen

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

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