drag queen

noun
Updated on: 21 May 2018

Definition of drag queen

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

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circa 1941

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


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