Meaning of “prima donna” in the English Dictionary

"prima donna" in British English

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prima donnanoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌpriː.mə ˈdɒn.ə/ us /ˌpriː.mə ˈdɑː.nə/
prima donna-ish
adjective uk /ˌpriː.mə ˈdɒn.ə.ɪʃ/ us /ˌpriː.mə ˈdɑː.nə.ɪʃ/ disapproving

prima donna-ish behaviour

(Definition of “prima donna” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prima donnanoun [ C ]

us /ˈprim·əˈdɑn·ə, ˈpri·mə-/ plural prima donnas

the most important woman singing in an opera company, or disapproving a person who is difficult to please and who expects to be treated better than anyone else:

The performance was met with enough applause to please the most demanding prima donna.

(Definition of “prima donna” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)