Entry from US English dictionary
A male homosexual who is fanatical about opera, especially one characterized as being affectedly haughty and overrefined.
- On an aside, I can see why my friend Suxanne the opera queen finds musical theatre-type singing to sound nasal.
- It was interesting chatting with the chap next to me, a senior opera queen, who adores Renee, and Angela.
- The idea that gay liberation, which was born in Germany, was snuffed out and set back half a century by a closet case Wagnerian opera queen afraid of being outed really boggles the brain.
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Syllabification: op·er·a queen
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