dragon lady

noun

Definition of dragon lady

  1. :  an overbearing or tyrannical woman; also :  a glamorous often mysterious woman

Examples of dragon lady in a sentence

  1. The new boss is a real dragon lady.

  2. <a conniving dragon lady, their mother attempted to dominate their lives well into their adult years>

Origin and Etymology of dragon lady

character in the comic strip “Terry and the Pirates” by Milton Caniff


First Known Use: 1949


DRAGON LADY Defined for English Language Learners

dragon lady

noun

Definition of dragon lady for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who is often angry or cruel especially when people do not do what she wants


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