closet queen

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of closet queen was in 1963

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Cite this Entry

“Closet queen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/closet%20queen. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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