closet queen


noun Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.

a contemptuous term used to refer to a homosexual male who denies his homosexuality to himself or keeps it hidden from others.

Nearby words

  1. closeness,
  2. closeout,
  3. closer,
  4. closet,
  5. closet drama,
  6. closeted,
  7. closetful,
  8. closeup,
  9. closing,
  10. closing costs

Origin of closet queen

1965–70; closet (in the sense of ‘secret’) + queen (in the sense of ‘male homosexual’)

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British Dictionary definitions for closet queen

closet queen

noun

informal a man who is homosexual but does not admit the fact
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