The definition of a diva is a successful female singer, especially a female opera singer, or a demanding and spoiled woman.noun
- An example of a diva is a famous female opera singer.
- An example of a diva is a spoiled woman who wants things her own way and who bosses people around.
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noun pl. di·vas or di·ve
- An operatic prima donna.
- A very successful singer of nonoperatic music: a jazz diva.
Origin: Italian, from Latin dīva, goddess, feminine of dīvus, god; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.