Drag Ball Slang Terms at It’s Finest Darhlin’

Amazon:
For runway contestants, the tall division, regardless to gender.

Banjy (adjective):
The street-savvy look; also, looking like “rough trade”.

Battle:
A tie breaker; a chance for the contestant to show up his opponent. (See also Vogue-cabulary).

Big Boy/Girl:
A class of ball competitors, usually 250 lbs. and over; “Luscious” for the ladies.

Bring It:
A challenge; call of defiance; “Come on down, you’re the next contestant…” Sometimes contestants are allowed to “call out” a rival.

Butch:
A masculine female, usually lesbian.

Butch Queen:
A gay male, ranging from “straight acting” to flamboyant.

BQ in Drag:
A gay male in women’s clothes that is not taking hormones. Some can actually pass for women, but this is not required unless specified by the category.

Chants:
Clever rhymes and raps used by the emcee to liven up competition.

Chop:
To disqualify (as in contestant); process of elimination…”Thank you, have a nice day.” Also “hi-Yah” and “pack”.

Come for:
To challenge; “Don’t come for me, ’cause you don’t want it…”

Crafted:
Obtained by illegal means- credit card or check writing scams usually; “Miss Thing, that Galliano gown was crafted…”; also Stunkus.

Cunty:
Ultra feminine; also, interchangeable with “ovah”.

Designers’ Delite:
A category for aspiring designers and home sewers. “The garment must be made by YOU!”

Father/Mother:
A house leader (without regard to gender.)

Feel it:
To be totally absorbed in the moment.

Grand March:
The opening ceremonies. The hosting house’s members are introduced, along with the categories they represent. Mother and Father are introduced last, for maximum effect.

Goddess:
A title paired with a particular category winner, either currently or consistently. Examples include: label god (always “serves” this category- head to toe, and often layers), and face goddess (dare anyone defy her?)

Hi-Yah!:
Disqualification from competition or a category, taken from the fictitious Karate cry; also “chop” or “pack”.

House:
A social group, clique, club, posse, family, fraternity (usually gay.)

Icon:
A ballroom history maker; beyond the status of a Legend.

Judy:
Noun: a close pal; adjective: characterized by favoritism, as in a judge that gives high scores based on friendship.

Legendary:
A multi- trophy winner, with a ballroom history; A veteran.

Live(verb):
(Rhymes with “give”) to enjoy oneself immensely; “I lived at that last ball!”

Midget:
For runway contestants, the petite or short division; anyone shorter than male/female model industry standards.

Mopping:
Shoplifting.

Model’s vs. Luscious Body:
Two separate female or FQ categories, the later leans toward full-figured.

Model’s vs. Muscular Body:
Two separate male categories, the later leans toward bodybuilding.

Ovah:
Variation of “over”, meaning “very impressive”, also “cunty” or “sickening”; “legendary” on occasion.

Pay (it):
To ignore and move on, as in an unfavorable judges’ decision; “Pay it, We’ll get her after the ball”.

Peeling:
A runway stunt in which you remove garment layers gracefully, down to your best ensemble.

Prince(ss):
That son or daughter most likely to take the lead as mother or father, should the current parents not continue their role; “Heir to the Throne”.

Punish:
To greatly surpass in performance. Also “destroy”.

Reading:
The art of insults; finding a flaw in your opponent and verbally showcasing and exaggerating it (also “Deadly Daggers”); giving someone a “piece of your mind”.

Ruler:
Someone currently known for winning a particular category. Rulers come and go, but Legends are forever!

Seedy:
An undesirable person, or described as such; low rated.

See:
Acknowledge or give credit; “No shade, but I don’t see it”.

Shade Throwing:
Underhanded dealings, where usually the “jokes on you”; “Judge number two threw me shade…”

Snatch:
To win.

Star:
An up-and-coming Legend; a frequent winner that is making a name for themselves.

Statement:
An up-and-coming Star; not always winning, but frequently “getting [your] tens”.

Stunkus:
See Craft(ed).

Tens, Getting Your:
To get a perfect score from the whole judges’ panel, 10 being the highest.

Turn it:
To make a grand show; bring the ballroom to its feet; also “work”, “sell” and “serve”(all usually accompanied by “goddammit” or “bitch”.)

Uglina:
Fictional character created to represent unfavorable elements of the ball scene: excessive shade, petty bickering, etc. .

Virgin:
First-timer, never walked (a particular category) ever.

Walk:
To enter a category; “Miss Thing, you should not walk for “Face”…

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