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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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?"
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
slang One whose ideal sexual partner has a large penis. Are you big enough for her? I hear she's a size queen.
slang An expression of excitement and approval. The number of a's and s's can vary. Yaasss queen! You look gorgeous!
turn king's/queen's evidence
To provide evidence in court implicating other parties involved in the crime for which one has been charged, in order to receive a reduced sentence or to avoid prosecution altogether. Primarily heard in UK. We're leaning on him pretty hard, so we think he'll turn king's evidence and finger his accomplices.
(The) Queen's English
"Official" British English. He can't even speak The Queen's English! Despicable!
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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]
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]
Queen Anne's deadused humorously or ironically to suggest that a piece of supposed ‘news’ is in fact stale, or more broadly that a person who says something is simply stating the obvious or restating a well-worn or accepted truth. informal
The expression is first recorded in 1798 , by which time Queen Anne had indeed been dead for 84 years; but there is evidence of an earlier version, ‘Queen Elizabeth is dead’, from the 1730s.
2005 Liverpool Daily Echo ‘McFadden's gone past the three French players there’, said Lawrenson , who can also tell us that Queen Anne is dead, night follows day and bears defecate in the woods.
the ˌKing’s/ˌQueen’s ˈEnglish(old-fashioned or humorous) (in Britain) correct standard English: I can’t understand a word you’re saying. Can’t you speak the Queen’s English?
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turn King’s/Queen’s ˈevidence(British English) (American English turn State’s ˈevidence) give information against other criminals in order to get a less severe punishment: One of the gang turned State’s evidence and identified at least three others involved in the fraud.
ˈqueen it over somebody(of women) behave in an unpleasant way to somebody because you think you are better or more important than they are: She sits in her office queening it over all the junior staff.
(be) the ˌuncrowned ˈking/ˈqueen (of something)the person considered to be the best, most famous or successful in a particular place or area of activity: Because of her expertise, she is regarded as the uncrowned queen of music in Pakistan.
A king or queen who is uncrowned, has not yet had a crown placed on their head.
n. a cold and haughty woman. Britney is not exactly an ice queen, but she comes close.
n. a homosexual male. Tom is getting to be such a queen.
To act like a queen; domineer: queens it over the whole family.