drama queen


: a person given to often excessively emotional performances or reactions

Examples of drama queen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spivey is a delight as her sidekick with a masterful side-eye, a drama queen who lives to spill the tea. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 10 Jan. 2024 Yet even Bergman, for all his asceticism, had an austere inner drama queen. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 31 Jan. 2024 April, a glamorous blond therapist, seems like a drama queen. Roxanne Roberts, Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2023 The lionfish is the drama queen of the sea. Sarah Dadouch, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2022 Is Jeff really that much of a drama queen? Stuart Miller, Los Angeles Times, 11 Oct. 2021 Our truck is a bit of a drama queen. Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Mar. 2021 Like a drama queen writing her will, New York is perpetually and loudly dying. Photographs By Nina Westervelt, New York Times, 31 Dec. 2022 Spirit was the headstrong drama queen while Opportunity was the overachiever, according to team members. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 23 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drama queen was in 1923

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“Drama queen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drama%20queen. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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