closet queen

noun
plural closet queens

Definition of closet queen

often disparaging
: a person who secretly engages in sexual activity with someone of the same sex while leading an outwardly heterosexual life

First Known Use of closet queen

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Closet queen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/closet%20queen. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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