prima donnapri·ma donna
- the principal woman singer in an opera or concert
- Informal a temperamental, vain, or arrogant person
Origin of prima donnaIt, literally , first lady
- The leading woman soloist in an opera company.
- A temperamental, conceited person.
Origin of prima donnaItalian prima feminine of primo first donna lady
(plural prima donnas or primae donnae)
- (opera) The principal female singer or the leading lady.
- A person who considers himself or herself much more important than others, has high expectations of others and becomes angry when his or her standards or demands are not met.