Anexo:Terminología de RuPaul's Drag Race

Este anexo contiene la jerga utilizada en la serie de televisión estadounidense de telerrealidad RuPaul's Drag Race (2009-presente), en la que RuPaul busca "la próxima superestrella drag de Estados Unidos". Algunos términos en la lista ya existían dentro de la cultura drag, pero se popularizaron ampliamente por su uso en el programa, mientras que otros se originaron dentro del programa en sí. Muchos de estos términos se han incorporado al vocabulario del colectivo LGBT.

Durante su aparición en 2018 en The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, RuPaul describió parte de la terminología del programa para presentar a Stephen Colbert.[1]

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"Bam" es una expresión alegre utilizada por Alexis Mateo (en la foto en 2018).
Tatianna (centro) usa el eslogan "choices" (elecciones.
"Cucu" es el nombre de Cynthia Lee Fontaine para las nalgas .
Yara Sofia (en la foto de 2016) usa el eslogan "echa pa lante" en español.
Shangela (en la foto de 2017) usa el eslogan "halleloo".
"Purse first" (el bolso por delante) es un eslogan utilizado por Bob the Drag Queen, quien más tarde lanzó una canción con este nombre.
Término Definición
bam a joyous expression used by Alexis Mateo (season 3; All Stars seasons 1 and 5), originally for season 3's "Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Style" maxi challenge and later repeated by RuPaul[2]
beat[3][4]​ / beat one's face[5] to blend one's makeup, often with a sponge
best Judies / Judies[6] a gay man's gay best friend, usually platonically; the name of an All Stars season 4 makeover challenge
BGB / bye, girl, bye
big girl a drag queen who wears plus-size clothing
break the dawn
busted being unpolished or messy
Bye, Felicia[7]
chanté, you stay / shantay, you stay / shante, you stay phrase used by RuPaul to declare then winner of a lip sync
charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent euphemism for C.U.N.T, shown by the first letter of each word
chicken cutlets gel inserts used to create cleavage
choices a catchphrase used by Tatianna (season 2; All Stars season 2)
condragulations drag wordplay for the word "congratulations"
cooking allowing time for face powder to set
country realness "authentic Southern style" and a season 2 runway category
cucu Cynthia Lee Fontaine's (seasons 8 and 9) name for the buttocks
death drop dance move where a queen dramatically falls back into a stroke pose, usually at the end of a lipsync or during a beat drop
drag mother / dragmother an established drag queen who mentors a new queen, her "daughter" how to get started; many queens use the same last name as their drag mother, creating "family" lineages, sometimes called "houses"
eat it a "confident expression" used by Latrice Royale (season 4; All Stars seasons 1 and 4) "when she is feeling fabulous... It essentially means that those around you must accept the fact that you're that great."
echa pa lante a catchphrase translating to "go for it" in Spanish, used by Yara Sofia (season 3; All Stars season 1)
eleganza extravaganza / extravaganza eleganza
family a group of queens who have been mentored by a drag "mother"; the group may also be referred to as a "house"
fierce jazzercise realness
fish / fishy

a term used to describe when a drag queen looks like a cis-gendered woman

gag / gagging[8] another term used in place of "stunned"
garage doors
girl / gurl
go Mary-Kate
halleloo an expression of joy or praise used by Shangela (seasons 2 and 3; All Stars season 3) as another way of saying "hallelujah"; the phrase is "impossible to forget" and "without question, the first legitimate catch phrase that came out of this franchise", according to Screen RantPlantilla:'s Bernardo Sim
heather "a conventionally pretty drag queen and member of the 'popular' clique", from the film Heathers
henny catchphrase popularized by Stacy Layne Matthews (season 3), who returned for the All Stars season 4 episode "Super Girl Groups, Henny!"; outside Drag Race, the term is sometimes used as another way to pronounce "honey"
hieeee catchphrase popularized by Alaska Thunderfuck (season 5; All Stars season 2), sometimes said high-pitched; later used by other contestants, as well as RuPaul and Michelle Visage on most episodes of the podcast What's the Tea?
house a group of drag queens who were all mentored by the same "mother"; the group may also be referred to as a "family"

See "drag mother, family"

interior illusions lounge a backstage room where contestants wait during judge deliberations
kai kai[10] when drag queens are in a sexual or romantic relationship
ki ki / kiki
ladyboy a synonym for a drag queen, and a song by RuPaul performed by season 2 contestants
leotarded wearing a bodysuit
library name of a group act in which queens verbally insult (or "read") each other about their acts, looks or personas, usually meant in jest
lip sync for your life when the bottom queens must lip sync to a song in order to keep themselves from being eliminated
Meryl Streep realness
Miss Vanjie a catchphrase made "instantly famous" by Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (seasons 10 and 11) when she repeated the phrase three times while walking backwards during her season 10 sashay away; according to Screen Rant, the catchphrase is "one of the most memorable" in the show's history and how some fans refer to Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
party Adore Delano's (season 6; All Stars season 2) catchphrase used "as a reaction to something that was said, and can mean a myriad of things depending on the context"
Pit Crew ensemble of male models, often wearing revealing clothing (not in drag), who appear on camera for various segments
purse first catchphrase used by Bob the Drag Queen (season 8), who later a released a song by this title
read / reading verbally insulting another queen about their acts, looks, or persona, often in jest; the act of several queens taking turns to share insults is called a "library"
resting on pretty
sashay away phrase used by RuPaul when eliminating a bottom queen
serve presenting a specific concept or idea
sexcretary a "sexy-looking" secretary
shade an insult or negative comment
she done already done had herses
she owns everything to be "the one true queen" or "the most fabulous", according to Marie Claire
sickening used to refer to a queen who is exceptionally “amazing” or “flawless”
sissy that walk
Snatch Game a main challenge, where contestants showcase their best celebrity impersonations in a game show setting; Snatch Game is a parody of the classic television show Match Game (1962–1991), where contestants attempted to match celebrities' answers to "fill-in-the-blank" questions
snatched[12] small-waisted, or having a visually small waist relative to upper and lower body
Soul Train realness
spilling the tea sharing gossip
T / tea / tee
throw shade[13]​ / throwing shade insultar
tuck noun: the illusion of a feminine crotch line; verb: the act of positioning one's penis and testicles back and up into the body to create a feminine silhouette of the crotch area
two piece and a biscuit a Popeyes meal option and Mystique's (season 2) "secret to success"
werk / work
who-ho a "ho" dressed like a Who from Dr. Seuss' fictional town of Whoville
yas / yas, queen!

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  11. «Cardi B Will Trademark "Okurrr"—Even If the Phrase Has a Long History Before Her». W Magazine | Women's Fashion & Celebrity News (en inglés estadounidense). Consultado el 18 de julio de 2020. 
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