Prima-donna meaning

prēmə, prĭmə
A temperamental, conceited person.
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A temperamental, vain, or arrogant person.
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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.
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The leading woman soloist in an opera company.
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The principal woman singer in an opera or concert.
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(opera) The principal female singer or the leading lady.
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Origin of prima-donna

  • Italian prima feminine of primo first donna lady

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

  • From Italian prima donna (“first lady"), from Latin prÄ«ma, feminine of prÄ«mus (“first") + domina (“lady").

    From Wiktionary