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fierce

adjective; other word formation type broadening, extension
amazing, hot; typically used in drag or other popular culture to describe a female who appears attractive; also has a connotation of strength and independence
 
"Whoa, this bitch is fierce!"
Etymology : mid-13c., "proud, noble, bold," from Old French fers, nominative form of fer, fier "strong, overwhelming, violent, fierce, wild; proud, mighty, great, impressive" (Modern French fier "proud, haughty"), from Latin ferus "wild, untamed," from PIE root *ghwer- "wild, wild animal" (cf. Greek ther, Old Church Slavonic zveri, Lithuanian zveris "wild beast").
Source : Season 1 RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Nina Flowers about fellow contestant Shannel (aired in 2009)
Last modified: 22 November 2013


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