drama queen

noun

Definition of drama queen

: a person given to often excessively emotional performances or reactions

Examples of drama queen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a drama queen who liked to moon people. Washington Post, "It’s been a rough year. Maybe these philosophers can help.," 18 Sep. 2020 The best moments occur while Devi confers with her also-nerdy besties, brainy Fabiola (Lee Rodriguez), who’s struggling with her own sexuality, and Eleanor (Ramona Young), a bona fide drama queen. Jeanne Jakle, ExpressNews.com, "Jeanne Jakle: 10 new TV series to watch in May, including ‘City of Angels,’ ‘Upload,’ ‘Hollywood’ and ‘Snowpiercer’," 24 Apr. 2020 The best moments occur while Devi confers with her also-nerdy besties, brainy Fabiola (Lee Rodriguez), who’s struggling with her own sexuality, and Eleanor (Ramona Young), a bona fide drama queen. Jeanne Jakle, ExpressNews.com, "Jeanne Jakle: 10 new TV series to watch in May, including ‘City of Angels,’ ‘Upload,’ ‘Hollywood’ and ‘Snowpiercer’," 24 Apr. 2020 The best moments occur while Devi confers with her also-nerdy besties, brainy Fabiola (Lee Rodriguez), who’s struggling with her own sexuality, and Eleanor (Ramona Young), a bona fide drama queen. Jeanne Jakle, ExpressNews.com, "Jeanne Jakle: 10 new TV series to watch in May, including ‘City of Angels,’ ‘Upload,’ ‘Hollywood’ and ‘Snowpiercer’," 24 Apr. 2020 The best moments occur while Devi confers with her also-nerdy besties, brainy Fabiola (Lee Rodriguez), who’s struggling with her own sexuality, and Eleanor (Ramona Young), a bona fide drama queen. Jeanne Jakle, ExpressNews.com, "Jeanne Jakle: 10 new TV series to watch in May, including ‘City of Angels,’ ‘Upload,’ ‘Hollywood’ and ‘Snowpiercer’," 22 Apr. 2020 That fact doesn’t stop me from getting excited every time former teenage drama queen teases a new project, be it a deeply misguided Bret Easton Ellis movie or, in the case of her Tuesday announcement, new music. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, "All This Self-Isolation Has Given Lindsay Lohan Time To Make A Huge Announcement," 31 Mar. 2020 Curtis's performance recognizes Hedwig as both genderqueer heroine and Kanye-sized drama queen. oregonlive, "Portland Center Stage gives ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ a raucous homecoming," 7 Jan. 2020 Contemporary Washington is full of drama queens who pitch their operatic outrage to the farthest seats in the house, but few would stage a mock invasion of a secure facility. Jacob Bacharach, The New Republic, "Trump’s Loyal Apprentice in Congress," 13 Dec. 2019

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Drama queen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drama%20queen. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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drama queen

noun

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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