n. pl. di·vas or di·ve (-vā)
1. An operatic prima donna.
2. A very successful singer of nonoperatic music: a jazz diva.
3. Slang One who demands that attention be paid to his or her needs, especially without regard to anyone else's needs or feelings.
[Italian, from Latin dīva, goddess, feminine of dīvus, god; see dyeu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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