Carlton's wife is a premadonna and has him by the balls.
Claire thinks she's a premadonna but is nothing more than a Beverly Hillbilly.
Usually from a result of being confused with the singer Madonna and how well she fits the meaning of the term.
Sam "You mean 'prima donna', she's not a singer"
Donna "But doesn't the term come FROM the singer?"
Sam (Shakes head)
2. A drama queen
3. a distinguished female operatic singer/star
4. a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
5. A wanna-be diva
It is a play on words that uses "Madonna", the name of a pop-music star who is a prima donna of the highest order.
Pre-madonnas cannot help they way they are because their parents spoiled them and they are still developing their personalities.