drag queen


Definition of drag queen

: a usually gay man who dresses as a woman and performs as an entertainer especially to caricature stereotypically vampish women

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Masson has teamed with Houston drag queen Dessie Love-Blake to create a special Pride version of her Star Crossed Lover bar: Rice Krispies treat topped with salted caramel and dipped in chocolate. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "The sweet side of 2019 Houston Pride," 13 June 2019 There will be DJs and drag queens throughout the day. Danika Worthington, The Know, "17 things to do at Denver PrideFest, from drag queen brunch to block parties," 12 June 2019 Milwaukee's annual PrideFest festivities will begin 6 p.m. Thursday at the Dance Pavilion with drag queen T Rex as its host. Sydney Czyzon, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee PrideFest to feature Trixie Mattel, other 'RuPaul's Drag Race' stars throughout weekend," 5 June 2019 In between dancing with drag queens and selfies with fans at the event, Grande opened up about how his family celebrates Christmas, his most memorable childhood present, and how to navigate the holidays when going home can feel a little complicated. Danny Murphy, Seventeen, "Frankie Grande On His Christmas Tradition with Ariana and How To Handle The Holidays As An LGBTQ+ Teen," 18 Dec. 2018 There were productions that challenged our nation's current abuse of the Second Amendment, put drag queens at center stage, and incited pangs of unease over the adolescent-experience. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Anna Wintour and Bee Carrozzini Host a Dinner in Honor of the Tony Awards," 20 May 2019 According to The Sun, Adele got up on stage to speak to drag queen Brita Filter. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jennifer Lawrence and Adele Just Partied Together at a Gay Bar & the Photos Are Epic," 23 Mar. 2019 The runway was cast with all LGBTQIA+ models, 21 of whom were drag queens. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "New York Fashion Week Had Its Most Diverse Season Yet in Terms of Race, Size, and Age," 26 Sep. 2018 Ryan Murphy’s latest project immerses itself in the vogue balls of 1980s New York, where drag queens found community and identity amid poverty and the AIDS epidemic. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Pose’ and ‘Succession’," 3 June 2018

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First Known Use of drag queen

circa 1941, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of drag queen

informal : a homosexual man who dresses as a woman especially to entertain people

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