Definition of Queen Elizabeth in US English:

Queen Elizabeth


  • Designating styles of architecture or furniture popular during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.


  • Queen Elizabeth is dead

    • : used humorously and ironically as a typical example of old news, usually with the implication that someone is simply stating the obvious or restating a well-worn or accepted truth. Compare "Queen Anne is dead". rare.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in William Wycherley (bap. 1641, d. 1716), playwright. From Queen Elizabeth, the name of Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, who reigned from 1558–1603.


Queen Elizabeth

/ˌkwiːn ɪˈlɪzəbəθ/