drag king

plural drag kings

Definition of drag king

: a person and especially a woman who dresses as a man and performs as an entertainer in male drag (see drag entry 1 sense 7b(1)) Likewise, drag kings, who are traditionally females, dress as stereotypically masculine characters.— Laura Wavra While traditionally drag kings involved women stepping into the roles—and clothes—of their male counterparts, today it's not that simple.— David Friend … blind, non-binary drag king Tito Bone showcases their signature skills of song, dance and audio description.Impact News Service (London)

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 6 Dec. 2021.

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