A welfare queen is someone who manipulates the welfare system to their gain (not necessarily female). This is most commonly done by collecting benefits (e.g. unemployment, food stamps, Medicaid, etc.) for long periods of time, sometimes indefinitely, without trying to improve one's financial situation by finding a job. It can also refer to someone who collects welfare fraudulently. Welfare queens are often lazy and have an undeserved sense of entitlement to government handouts.