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Re: Drama queen

Posted by ESC on June 02, 2010 at 15:22

In Reply to: Drama queen posted by Des on May 27, 2010 at 13:24:

: would like to know the origination of 'drama queen'. Thanks

One reference says "drama queen" has its origins in the gay community during the 1960s. "Cassell's Dictionary of Slang" by Jonathon Green (Wellington House, London, 1998). Page 368. I am guessing that it originally referred to an actress. I got that idea from a recently acquired refrigerator magnet -- a picture of Joan Crawford and the words "drama queen."