prima donna

noun pri·ma don·na \ ˌpri-mə-ˈdä-nə , ˌprē- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of prima donna

plural prima donnas
1 : a principal female singer in an opera or concert organization
2 : a vain or undisciplined person who finds it difficult to work under direction or as part of a team

Examples of prima donna in a Sentence

  1. The actress is a temperamental prima donna.

  2. We are looking for team players, not prima donnas.

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Origin and Etymology of prima donna

Italian, literally, first lady


PRIMA DONNA Defined for English Language Learners

prima donna

noun

Definition of prima donna for English Language Learners

  • : the main female singer in an opera company

  • : a person who thinks she or he is better than everyone else and who does not work well as part of a team or group


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