Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The leading woman soloist in an opera company.
  • noun A temperamental, conceited person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • The first or chief female singer in an opera.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun opera The principal female singer or the leading lady.
  • noun A person who considers himself or herself much more important than others, has high expectations of others and becomes angry when his or her standards or demands are not met.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a vain and temperamental person
  • noun a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star

Etymologies

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

[Italian : prima, feminine of primo, first + donna, lady.]

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From Italian prima donna ("first lady"), from Latin prīma, feminine of prīmus ("first") + domina ("lady").

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  • Maybe, if Sarah had been content to be a Christian home schooling mom instead of mayor, political party saviour, governor and prima donna, her daughter might still be a maiden.

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  • Maybe, if Sarah had been content to be a Christian home schooling mom instead of mayor, political party saviour, governor and prima donna, her daughter might still be a maiden.

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  • Maybe, if Sarah had been content to be a Christian home schooling mom instead of mayor, political party saviour, governor and prima donna, her daughter might still be a maiden.

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  • Maybe, if Sarah had been content to be a Christian home schooling mom instead of mayor, political party saviour, governor and prima donna, her daughter might still be a maiden.

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  • Maybe, if Sarah had been content to be a Christian home schooling mom instead of mayor, political party saviour, governor and prima donna, her daughter might still be a maiden.

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