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PRIMA DONNA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prima donna mean? 

PRIMA DONNA (noun)
  The noun PRIMA DONNA has 2 senses:

1. a vain and temperamental person
2. a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star

  Familiarity information: PRIMA DONNA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRIMA DONNA (noun)


Sense 1prima donna [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vain and temperamental person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("prima donna" is a kind of...):

disagreeable person; unpleasant person (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)


Sense 2prima donna [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

diva; prima donna

Hypernyms ("prima donna" is a kind of...):

opera star; operatic star (singer of lead role in an opera)


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