drag queen n.
1. an effeminate homosexual who prefers to dress as a woman; sometimes as a professional female impersonator.
|Gay Girl’s Guide 8: drag-queen: One who makes a living doing female impersonations in a drag-show, or otherwise appears frequently in drag.et al.|
|Naked Lunch (1968) 24: A fat queen drag walking his Afghan hound.|
|How to Talk Dirty 33: The drag queen said he paid $12 [...] for the sequins alone.|
|Go-Boy! 18: Lovers Lane, the sleeping quarters of the drag queens who were only too willing to spread their wares around.|
|Flame : a Life on the Game 53: I wondered [...] whether his experiences with a thirteen year old drag queen had been too much for him.|
|You Wouldn’t Be Dead for Quids (1989) 197: A bloke. A rotten fuckin’ drag-queen.|
|(con. 1930s)Boots of Leather (2014) 42: [The police] just [took] the drag queens, the ones that were putting on the show.|
|Smiling in Slow Motion (2000) 295: He is unsure about the make-up, says it makes him look like a drag queen.diary 17 Jan.|
|Guardian Travel 8 Jan. 4: 20 drag queens, 70 dancers and incandescent pyrotechnics.|
|Queer Street 310: I must be a female impersonator / A ’Dilly drag queen on the game.‘Vilja de Tanquay Exults’ in|
|Sydney 199/2: Hosted by wonderfully glam drag queens such as Tora Hymen.|
|Viva La Madness 75: Bridget looks like a female bodybuilder — hard boat, drag queen calves.|
|Baltimore Sun (MD) 3 June T4/2: Give me Drag Queens, give me strippers, give me sass and magic!|
2. a female impersonator.
|Lavender Lex. n.p.: drag queen: – [...] This term is also used to describe female impersonators.|
3. in fig. use, as a general insult.
|How to Shoot Friends 83: To think that these drag queens have been standing in the shadows of fantasy for so long they can no longer see the daylight of reality.|