drag queen


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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

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
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And DeSantis is simply hoping that the drag queens will get along, get back to work and save all the drama for the stage.
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