dragon lady
noun Etymology: character in the comic strip “Terry and the Pirates” by Milton Caniff Date: 1973 an overbearing or tyrannical woman; also a glamorous often mysterious woman

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  • Dragon Lady (disambiguation) — Dragon Lady is a phrase referring to a seductive, treacherous, domineering, and/or tyrannical woman, especially an Asian one. Women famously referred to as Dragon Lady include: Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu, First Lady of South Vietnam Soong May ling,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Dragon Lady (character) — The Dragon Lady, also known as Madam Deal, was a well known character in the popular U.S. comic strip Terry and the Pirates , created by Milton Caniff, and in the movie serial, comic books, and tv series based on the comic strip. The name Dragon… …   Wikipedia

  • Dragon Lady (Terry and the Pirates) — Milton Caniff s Terry and the Pirates (September 27, 1936). The Dragon Lady, also known as Madam Deal, was a well known character in the popular U.S. comic strip Terry and the Pirates, created by Milton Caniff, and in the movie serial, comic… …   Wikipedia

  • Dragon Lady Press — Toronto based Dragon Lady Press was the publishing wing of the Dragon Lady Comics store. Its publications were distributed through the direct market throughout the United States and Canada. This company was known for its reprints of classic… …   Wikipedia

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