Definition of beauty queen in US English:

beauty queen

noun

  • A woman judged most beautiful in a beauty contest.

    • ‘The winner of the international beauty competition held in Bangkok in May, Glebova was to open the festival last weekend sporting her official beauty queen's regalia.’
    • ‘Shop assistant Jeanette, from Accrington, was a former beauty queen who clinched two local carnival titles.’
    • ‘Philippines Secretary of Tourism Araneta, a former beauty queen, was in town with a delegation of hoteliers, resort owners and casino operators.’
    • ‘Van Persie's dislike for the press has only deepened since he spent two weeks in a Rotterdam police cell last summer after allegations made by a former beauty queen.’
    • ‘As it turns out, the beauty queen, on leave from finishing a doctorate in chemistry, never wore the sealskin garment by Dolorosa Nartok.’
    • ‘The presenter, a former beauty queen, chose her favourite symbol for a ‘best of British’ logo to be used by an airline.’
    • ‘And appearances help people get ahead in their careers, an extreme example being a former beauty queen from Venezuela who ran for president.’
    • ‘The only woman in his life is Grace, an aging beauty queen whom he looks after.’
    • ‘A former beauty queen, her demons began to get the better of her in mid-life.’
    • ‘As the 31-year-old talks about world peace, one might mistake her for a beauty queen rather than actual royalty.’
    • ‘A former beauty queen, she looks like Grace Kelly and can organize the perfect charades party.’
    • ‘‘Sue was a Texas beauty queen, so I think I can kind of fit into that,’ she said.’
    • ‘From beauty queen to hideously disfigured freak, Brandy personifies our preoccupation with skin-deep vanity and proves that hell hath no fury like a woman's scorn.’
    • ‘Her aspirations are exactly what you'd expect from a budding beauty queen.’
    • ‘McCoist first met Allison, a former beauty queen, when he was playing for Sunderland aged 18.’
    • ‘In Ankahee, releasing later this month, she plays a homemaker whose husband has an affair with a beauty queen.’
    • ‘There were some rumours I never quite got to the bottom of concerning the Sultan's brother and a beauty queen, but he has since moved to England, not altering his lifestyle.’
    • ‘How many changes of clothes did the former beauty queen in seat 30 row one go through today and who were the designers she was wearing?’
    • ‘Like Blue Peter's first ever presenter Williams, Zoe is a beauty queen, winning the title of Miss Northern Ireland in 1999.’
    • ‘The pool has been a huge success, attracting not just sun worshipping locals but television stars, film makers and reporters, and even dozens of women eager to be elected the beauty queen of the beach.’
    beautiful woman, belle, vision, charmer, enchantress, venus, goddess, english rose, picture, seductress
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Pronunciation

beauty queen

/ˈbyo͞odē ˈkwēn//ˈbjudi ˈkwin/