Diva meaning

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(slang) One who demands that attention be paid to his or her needs, especially without regard to anyone else's needs or feelings.
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(informal) A woman, often a celebrity, with a reputation for being haughty, temperamental, hard to please, etc.
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A person who may be considered or who considers herself (by extension himself) much more important than others, has high expectations of others and who is extremely demanding and fussy when it comes to personal privileges.
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A very successful singer of nonoperatic music.

A jazz diva.

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Any female celebrity, usually a well known singer or actress. [from the 19th c.]
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A leading woman singer, esp. in grand opera.
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An operatic prima donna.
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The definition of a diva is a successful female singer, especially a female opera singer, or a demanding and spoiled woman.

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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Origin of diva

  • Italian from Latin dīva goddess feminine of dīvus god dyeu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian diva' “diva, goddess”, from Latin diva “goddess”, female of divus “divine, divine one; notably a deified mortal”.

    From Wiktionary