drama queen


Definition of drama queen 

: a person given to often excessively emotional performances or reactions

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The actor has booked a recurring role on USA Network's summer drama Queen of the South. Rosy Cordero, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Exorcist' Star Alfonso Herrera Joins USA Network's 'Queen of the South' (Exclusive)," 31 May 2018 Sign up your little drama queens (and kings) up for acting classes with First Stage. 45. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "100 things to do with your kids (from babies to teenagers) in the summer in Milwaukee," 21 May 2018 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"Mike Preston: Ravens' Flacco takes the right stance in quarterback debate," 7 May 2018 All of which is superseded, of course, by not being such a drama queen cowboy, cooling your jets, and calling the cops instead.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 Oyelowo worked with the Disney on last year's chess drama Queen of Katwe, and will next be seen Doug Liman's sci-fi thriller Chaos Walking and the Blumhouse production Only You. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, "David Oyelowo to Star in Disney Musical from 'Moonlight' Playwright," 25 Sep. 2017 Macy’s created a line based on Adrian’s costumes for MGM’s 17th-century drama Queen Christina (1933) starring Garbo. Celia Reyer, Smithsonian, "When Hollywood Glamour Was Sold at the Local Department Store," 23 Feb. 2017

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of drama queen

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

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