closet queen
noun Date: 1967 often disparaging one who secretly engages in homosexual activities while leading an ostensibly heterosexual life

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • closet queen — noun a negative term for a homosexual man who chooses not to reveal his sexual orientation • Hypernyms: ↑gay man, ↑shirtlifter * * * noun : one who secretly engages in homosexual activities while leading an ostensibly heterosexual life often used …   Useful english dictionary

  • closet queen — n a homosexual who conceals his or her homosexuality; the second version of the phrase refers only to men. Originally part of underground gay terminology, this phrase became well known in the early 1970s when many previously secretive homosexuals …   Contemporary slang

  • closet queen — clos′et queen n. usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as insulting. sl.: disp. and off. off cvb sts (a contemptuous term used to refer to a homosexual male who denies or hides his… …   From formal English to slang

  • closet queen — Slang (disparaging). a homosexual male who denies his homosexuality to himself or keeps it hidden from others. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • closet —    1. a lavatory    Literally, a small or private room. The word usually comes with the descriptive prefixes earth or water, whence the initials EC and WC, and the charming French noun le water.    2. concealing in public your homosexuality… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • closet — /ˈklɒzət / (say klozuht) noun 1. a small room, enclosed recess, or cabinet for clothing, food, utensils, etc. 2. a small private room, especially one for prayer, thought, etc. 3. a water closet; toilet. –adjective 4. secret: a closet drinker; a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Closet — adj secret: a closet drinker ; a closet queen …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • closet — Australian Slang adj secret: a closet drinker ; a closet queen …   English dialects glossary

  • Queen II — Studio album by Queen Released 8 March 1974 Rec …   Wikipedia

  • queen — 1. (Queen) (2633↑, 342↓) A band that is the very epitomy of kick ass. They stormed the charts with [Bohemian Rhapsody] in the 70 s (the version on the Greatest album is 5 58 )this includes rock, ballad and choral music something not achieved by… …   Urban English dictionary

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