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Definition of prima donna noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    prima donna

    NAmE//ˌprɪmə ˈdɑnə//
    , NAmE//ˌpriməˈdɑnə//
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  1. 1the main woman singer in an opera performance or an opera company
  2. 2(disapproving) a person who thinks they are very important because they are good at something, and who behaves badly when they do not get what they want
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: prima donna