The meaning of homecoming queen is the election of a female student to represent the student body of a school at homecoming events. Schools traditionally elect a queen and a king, as well as princes and princesses who serve on the court.
Homecoming is a time when alumni return to the school to reminisce. Homecoming usually includes a week of festivities, including a dance and a sporting event, such as a football game. The homecoming queen is chosen by her fellow students, and she usually is someone who is active in the school and a model of school spirit. The queen and king are named either at the game or at a separate event.