drama queen


Definition of drama queen

: a person given to often excessively emotional performances or reactions

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The world's a stage this week as vital Venus joins the sun in dynamic Leo, the cosmic drama queen. SFChronicle.com, "Minerva’s horoscope for week of July 21," 21 July 2019 But please stay off the bandwagon; winning is hard enough without carrying the extra baggage of a drama queen. William David Stone Beverly Hills :: There is a new sheriff in town, his name is Steve Ballmer. Los Angeles Times, "Letters: Dodgers fans still seeking relief," 19 July 2019 Flacco could have been as outspoken as Pittsburgh’s drama queen quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who questioned the team’s decision to draft Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph in the third round. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, "Mike Preston: Ravens' Flacco takes the right stance in quarterback debate," 7 May 2018 All of which is superseded, of course, by not being such a drama queen cowboy, cooling your jets, and calling the cops instead. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "How to Shoot Down a Drone," 6 Aug. 2015 Most of the piece focuses on trying to stay calm and accept the kinds of semi-innocent drama queens and low-level troublemakers that populate any office environment. Heather Havrilesky, The Cut, "Writing for the Awl Was the Best Mid-Career Decision I Ever Made," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of drama queen

1923, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of drama queen

disapproving : a person (especially a woman) who acts as though things are much worse than they really are

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