drag king

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of drag king

: a woman who dresses as a man and performs as an entertainer caricaturing stereotypically masculine men
  • … the rise of drag kings—female performers who costume themselves as men, both lampooning and celebrating masculinity in a sort of burlesque, often via lip-synchs.
  • —Michelle Tea

First Known Use of drag king

1972

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