One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A man who dresses up in women's clothes, typically for the purposes of entertainment.
- ‘The entertainment begins with the resident drag queen strutting her stuff as you tuck into a three course meal and sip cocktails.’
- ‘Broken into three categories, performers must sign up in advance for either the drag queen, chanteur/chanteuse or variety competitions, where they compete for prizes and advance from week to week.’
- ‘They were performing at a drag queen bar on Capitol HIll.’
- ‘He left home at 17 and lived for a time in Sydney where he performed as a drag queen, travelled overseas and lived on Norfolk Island before settling in Alice Springs.’
- ‘Can we call an artist a drag queen when she really wants to be called a female impersonator?’
- ‘He was also in P-Town, Mass. performing as a drag queen at a little club.’
- ‘He is a drag queen who performs once a month at the town's only gay bar.’
- ‘He performed as a drag queen in a punk-rock group.’
- ‘But how else do you explain her penchant for dressing like a drag queen?’
- ‘The drag queen, singer and comedian died after losing his battle against cancer, aged 66.’
drag queen/ˈdraɡ ˌkwēn/
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