Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A man, especially a performer, who dresses as a woman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A male who dresses up in women's clothing, typically for public performance. The man's clothing and makeup are typically greatly exaggerated, so the end result is typically a parody of women in general.

Etymologies

drag + queen (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “Let’s hear it for Couple Number 2!” the drag queen shouted, and the clapping intensified.

    Courting Trouble

  • They were dressed in only their underwear, a crazy-quilt of tiger print, stars-and-stripes, and zebra stripes, and a drag queen in red sequins was emceeing.

    Courting Trouble

  • “Sherenda the drag queen wants to see you,” he said.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

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