closet queen

noun

Definition of closet queen

often disparaging
: one who secretly engages in homosexual activities while leading an ostensibly 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 9 Jul. 2020.

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