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Meaning of PRIMA DONNA

Pronunciation:  `preemu'dânu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star
  2. [n]  a vain and temperamental person
 
 Synonyms: diva
 
 See Also: disagreeable person, opera star, operatic star, unpleasant person

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pri"ma don"na\; pl. E. {Prima donnas}, It. {Prime
Donne . [It., fr. primo, prima, the first + donna lady,
mistress. See {Prime}, a., and {Donna}.]
The first or chief female singer in an opera.

 

 

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