See more synonyms for closet queen on Thesaurus.com 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.
Origin of closet queen
(in the sense of ‘secret’) + queen
(in the sense of ‘male homosexual’)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for closet queen
- informal a man who is homosexual but does not admit the fact
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