drag queen(redirected from a drag queen)
A man who wears the clothing and assumes the demeanor of a woman, typically 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.
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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]
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