A strongly temperamental person who presents him or herself as moody or irritable and expresses erratic / unpredictable behavior that is not accepted well by the general public.

A person who is vain and consider themselves too good to do certain tasks and live under conditions they consider inadequate.

In simple modern term a Prima Donna is known to be someone who displays themselves as a "Drama Queen" or "Diva". It is often used to describe someone arrogant, egoistic, cocky or just plain bitchy and not nice.

Word Origin: from Italian "First Lady" recorded in the year 1782
(Boy how times have changed .. nothing comparable to what a Prima Donna is actually considered today then centuries ago)
When Alex does not get his way, he displays himself as a prima donna.

Alex, a boss, who is too much of a prima donna to compliment his employees after a job well done. Instead he prefers to solely focus on their weaknesses and consistently criticize with nothing but negative feedback.

Alex becomes a prima donna when he has to spend money on others but when it comes to himself, there's absolutely no limit.
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Tish is such a prima donna. She packs a huge suitcase for a two day trip!
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01: a person that's considered vain, temperamental and/or conceited.
02: a distinguished female operatic singer; a leading female operatic star; a diva.
A true prima donna is a diva. A prima donna wanna-be can be very prideful for example.
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Someone who exhausts you with their constant need for affection to glorify their massive egos. You don't want to be their friend anymore but you're afraid they'll take out an ad in the newspaper denouncing you as someone uncaring just because you abhor interacting with them any longer.
Casey is truly a prima donna, but intelligent enough to contact the editors of the WSJ, so I'll continue to suffer his presence.
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The chief, the boss, the girl that will make you feel big about yourself. With a non-inflated ego and a spirit of a butterfly. Prima Donna is a beautiful girl with a body as amazing as Sophia Loren's. She's not a mystery and she's definitely not a procrastinator. She makes the most of every hour of her busy day. Very loving girl who should be worshiped. She's only dated a few boys but never gave her heart away. Tends to be shy and quiet around new people but crazy, chirpy and opinionated with her current friends. All the boys want Prima Donna but she's very picky. She likes Italian men with bronze skin. She makes the best girlfriend and all the boys get jealous because she spoils her boyfriend and treats him like his God. She's very understanding and she sees past your external beauty and looks deep inside for internal beauty that not many can see. She goes to church on Sundays and prays to God so he can send her a man like Antonio Banderas, but he sent her a man like no other. God created him especially for her because she believes in God and treats people with kindness. She is one of a kind, best friend and girlfriend any one can have.
Prima Donna looks beautiful in everything she wears especially bikinis.
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From Italian words meaning "first woman" or "first lady", depending on your preference, the prima donna is the leading lady in a performance, and especially in opera. Can also be called a diva.

Is now often used to describe someone arrogant, vain, or just plain bitchy. Diva and prima donna have become synonomous with a show-off or a bitch, regardless of whether or not the person in question is male or female.
Maria Callas was one of the great dive (DEE-vay) of the twentieth century. A coloratura-spinto soprano, she was determined to be the best of the best on the stage, often singing outside of her natural singing range, which eventually ruined her voice and led to her downfall. This Greek diva was known to give tantrums offstage. Still, her strong, metallic, if not angelic, singing and good sense of high drama enabled her to become a stellar actress and singer.

Fans claim that she was feuding with fellow soprano, the Italian spinto-lyric soprano, Renata Tebaldi, despite the strong friendship between the two singers.

Did you see that?! Charlotte pushed me off the stage and grabbed the spotlight for herself! What a prima donna!
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A person who is vain and consider themselves too good to do certain tasks and live under conditions they consider inadequant
Michelle is a prima donna because she won't help her brothers take out the trash.
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