What is a diva?


A diva is a distinguished female singer, according to Dictionary.com. Meaning divine, from the Latin word "divus," the shortened expression "diva" also means a goddess or a fine lady.

Originally used to describe a woman of rare and outstanding talent in the operatic world, diva is now commonly used to denote women with amazing talent in both theater and popular music.

The word diva is often used inaccurately as a put-down. Using diva as an insult implies that the person is high-maintenance, fussy, demanding, arrogant, difficult and manipulative. It refers to people who may feel privileged and do not believe laws or courtesy apply.

Q&A Related to "What is a diva?"
A diva is a person who acts very stuck up and snotty. They think that they're ALL that when they really aren't.
Diva - n : a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star. [syn: prima
I'm surprised to see your suitcase at the door. Remember the good times, don't you want some more?
n. , pl. , -vas , or -ve ( -vā ). An operatic prima donna. A very successful singer of nonoperatic music: a jazz diva. [Italian, from Latin dīva, goddess, feminine of d&
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[dee-vuh, -vah]
a distinguished female singer; prima donna.
Source: Dictionary.com
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