drag king


plural drag kings
: 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)

Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drag king was in 1972

Dictionary Entries Near drag king

Cite this Entry

“Drag king.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drag%20king. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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