American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An operatic prima donna.
- n. A very successful singer of nonoperatic music: a jazz diva.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A prima donna; a distinguished female singer.
- n. A person who may be considered or who considers herself (or by extension himself) much more important than others, has high expectations of others and who is extremely demanding and fussy when it comes to personal privileges.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A prima donna.
- n. a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star
- From Italian diva' “diva, goddess”, from Latin diva “goddess”, female of divus “divine, divine one; notably a deified mortal”. (Wiktionary)
- Italian, from Latin dīva, goddess, feminine of dīvus, god. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“You know, Diana Ross said you've got to earn the title diva, and it's okay.”
“But I certainly don't like and I've never been a person who has what they call 'diva behavior,' which is something they tried to pin on me for a long time, she told the magazine.”
“I was apprehensive about the title because the word diva has a negative connotation.”
“You can't be working in diva mode if you're not delivering on the diva promise.”
“The Grammy Award-winning diva is the latest A-lister to appear on the sixth season of Runway, following guest judging appearances by Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson, Rebecca Romijn, and Eva Longoria Parker.”
“It appears the glee club diva is developing a schoolgirl crush on her admittedly dreamy teacher.”
“The diva is recuperating from asthma-related bronchitis, according to the Sin City casino, where she backed out of shows on Saturday and Sunday.”
“But the daytime diva is also routinely toasted for her taste in clothes.”
“To them, a diva is exactly what we need in the White House.”
“Campbell, who is sometimes referred to as a diva in the media, has had a long history of legal problems stemming from a series of assaults stretching back more than a decade.”
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