Examples of prima donna in a Sentence
The actress is a temperamental prima donna.
We are looking for team players, not prima donnas.
Recent Examples of prima donna from the Web
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has assured fans that superstar Mohamed Salah is no prima donna, despite killing it week in, week out in the Premier League.
After another humiliating game for the Indianapolis Colts, this one a 27-0 loss on Sunday to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the losers’ prima donna receiver decided to point a finger.
The situation Tuesday had tough guys around baseball – and less tough guys (writers) who work at keyboards – shaking their heads at what many thought was prima donna behavior by Strasburg when his team needs him the most.
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Origin and Etymology of prima donna
First Known Use: 1754See Words from the same year
PRIMA DONNA Defined for English Language Learners
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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