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bean queen

1. gay slang A Hispanic or Mexican homosexual male. I like hanging out with fellow bean queens, because we can relate to each other through our culture and our sexual identification.
2. gay slang A non-Hispanic homosexual male who is primarily attracted to Hispanic men. Note: Discretion must be used with both instances of this term since it can be construed as being either a pejorative or in celebration of self-identification. I do tend to date mostly Hispanic men, so I suppose you could call me a bit of a bean queen.
See also: bean, queen

beauty queen

A woman who has won, or looks as if she could win, a beauty pageant. When that beauty queen walked in, everyone's heads turned.
See also: beauty, queen

bio queen

A performance artist whose sex is biologically female but who performs in the exaggerated style and dress of a male drag queen. Also known as a faux queen. To be honest, that bio queen's performance was so good that I couldn't tell her apart from the drag queens.
See also: bio, queen

drag queen

A man who wears the clothing and assumes the demeanor of a woman, often as part of an exaggerated performance piece. A well-known drag queen around the state, he has become an increasingly vocal advocate for gay rights across the country.
See also: drag, queen

drama queen

A person (usually a woman, though not always) who is given to exaggerated, disproportionate emotional reactions to relatively minor events or situations. Since I was an only child, my mother tended to be a bit of a drama queen about anything happening in my life. Ah, don't be such a drama queen, Tom, they're not going to fire you for a simple mistake like that.
See also: queen

faux queen

A performance artist whose sex is biologically female but who performs in the exaggerated style and dress of a male drag queen. Also known as a bio queen. To be honest, the faux queen's performance was so good that I couldn't tell her apart from the drag queens.
See also: faux, queen

hangar queen

1. An aircraft that spends more time being serviced or requiring maintenance than it does flying. The new stealth jet was a promising addition to the Air Force's fleet, but due to its frequent breakdowns, it has proved to be more of a hangar queen than a useful plane.
2. An airplane that is permanently grounded so that its parts may be used to repair other aircraft. I loved my first plane, but as I began buying more, it became a mere hangar queen to replace the parts of the newer ones.
See also: queen

ice queen

pejorative A coolly composed, unemotional woman; a woman without affection or warmth of feeling. I don't know how Janet can go out with an ice queen like Mary. Many see the prime minister as some kind of ice queen, but I think she's just being as tough as she needs to be.
See also: ice, queen

in the days of Queen Dick

dated At no point ever. (Used to show skepticism over an absurd or unbelievable story.) John: "And after a half-hour struggle, I managed to haul in a fish that weighed over 30 pounds!" Charlie: "Sure, John. That happened in the days of Queen Dick."
See also: days, dick, of, queen

in the reign of Queen Dick

dated At no point ever. (Used to show skepticism over an absurd or unbelievable story.) John: "And after a half-hour struggle, I managed to haul in a fish that weighed over 30 pounds!" Charlie: "Sure, John. That happened in the reign of Queen Dick."
See also: dick, of, queen, reign

queen bee

A woman who has authority or is in a dominant or favored position over her peers. An allusion to the (typically) lone egg-laying female of a bee colony. Martha fancies herself a queen bee after her promotion, but she's only an assistant supervisor. You'll have to ask the queen bee before you put through any more orders on the company card.
See also: bee, queen

Queen Anne is dead

A sarcastic phrase said in response to outdated news. A: "Did you know that Kelly is getting a divorce?" B: "Oh please, that happened months ago. Did you know that Queen Anne is dead?"
See also: dead, queen

Queen's weather

Good weather, especially on a day that an outdoor event is scheduled to happen. The phrase refers to Queen Victoria, who tended to have favorable weather conditions at her public appearances. With how much it's rained this month, we were so lucky to have Queen's weather for our wedding weekend.
See also: weather

(The) Queen's English

"Official" British English. He can't even speak The Queen's English! Despicable!
See also: English

turn king's/queen's evidence

  also turn state's evidence
if someone who has been accused of a crime turns king's evidence, they give information in a court of law about other people involved in the crime in order to have their own punishment reduced She was given a lenient sentence in exchange for turning king's evidence.
See also: evidence, turn

drag queen

A male transvestite; also, a female impersonator. For example, He was surprised to find out that Roxanne was actually a drag queen. This term uses the slang noun drag in the sense of "female attire worn by a man" (a usage dating from about 1870; also see in drag). [ Offensive slang; c. 1940]
See also: drag, queen

queen it

Act like a queen, domineer, as in She queened it over the family, treating her siblings like servants. This female counterpart of lord it over was used by Shakespeare in The Winter's Tale (4:4). [c. 1600]
See also: queen

ice queen

n. a cold and haughty woman. Britney is not exactly an ice queen, but she comes close.
See also: ice, queen

queen

n. a homosexual male. Tom is getting to be such a queen.

queen it

To act like a queen; domineer: queens it over the whole family.
See also: queen
References in classic literature ?
said the Queen, pointing to the three gardeners who were lying round the rosetree; for, you see, as they were lying on their faces, and the pattern on their backs was the same as the rest of the pack, she could not tell whether they were gardeners, or soldiers, or courtiers, or three of her own children.
The Queen turned crimson with fury, and, after glaring at her for a moment like a wild beast, screamed `Off with her head
I gladly yield to her the precedence and title of Queen in recognition of the debt of gratitude which I owe her.
The queen -- cannot you make allowances for the pettishness of a queen and a princess?
A little provoked, she drew back, and after looking everywhere for the queen (whom she spied out at last, a long way off), she thought she would try the plan, this time, of walking in the opposite direction.
He desired the queen to order that a particular care should be taken of me; and was of opinion that Glumdalclitch should still continue in her office of tending me, because he observed we had a great affection for each other.
The Queen, whose ambition was boundless, was delighted to see the crown on her son's head and to have the power in her own hands.
So she told him, as they walked back through the glade, how that the fame of his prowess had reached Queen Eleanor's ears, in London town.
I believe, and I repeat it to your Majesty, that the queen conspires against the power of the king, but I have not said against his honor.
Those are indeed great advantages and souvenirs," replied the queen, alluding, in spite of herself, to recollections from which it is impossible voluntarily to detach one's self.
They all bowed so low to the little Queen that they almost stood upon their heads.
But Snowdrop grew more and more beautiful; and when she was seven years old she was as bright as the day, and fairer than the queen herself.
An thou knowest aught of him, good fellow," said young Partington, "thou wilt do great service to him and great pleasure to our royal Queen by aiding me to find him.
I wonder if my old friend, the Queen of the Mice, is in this neighborhood.
demanded the Queen of Ev, drawing herself up proudly.