drag king

noun

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Drag king.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drag%20king. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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