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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Italian
Origin: 'first lady'

prima donna

noun
     
Related topics: Music
prima don‧na [countable]
1APM the most important woman singer in an opera company
2 someone who thinks that they are very good at what they do, and demands a lot of attention and praise from other people:
In my view, football players are a bunch of over-paid prima donnas.

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