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closet queen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n closet queen a negative term for a homosexual man who chooses not to reveal his sexual orientation
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Usage

In literature:

The Marquis was Lord of the Pantry, and her Ladyship, Lady of the Powder Closet to Queen Charlotte.
"The Book of Snobs" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The queen's closet is on the north side above the altar.
"Windsor Castle" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Soon after this the Queen sent for me to attend her in her closet.
"Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Complete" by Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre
One day, by way of a short cut, the King was passing through the Queen's closet, when he heard the sound of coughing in one of the cupboards.
"The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete" by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
She took me by the hand and, unable to speak, led me to the private closet of the Queen.
"The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete" by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
The Queen retired to her private closet, and the mistress of the robes was summoned to her presence by a page.
"The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Julia Pardoe
With respect to the Archbishop's letter and the address, the Queen will receive it in the Closet.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
As he enters the closet to speak the words "like daggers," his quick decisive gesture and shrill peremptory tones alarm the queen.
"The Contemporary Review, January 1883" by Various
No less profusion might be seen in the two closets left apart for the King and the Queen.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
Leaving Dame Joan with the Queen, I ran forth into the Queen's closet, where stood the King.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
It is the queen's habit to repair to her closet to play each day upon the virginals.
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
The same closet contains the tea-equipage of Queen Anne.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
The king instantly sent a command for the cardinal to meet him and the queen in the king's closet.
"Maria Antoinette" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
On the same morning on which the king and Bronnen were closeted together at the hunting-seat, the queen sent for Gunther.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
The young queen hid the wounded Huguenot in one of her closets, and cared for him until he was able to escape.
"Zigzag Journeys in Europe" by Hezekiah Butterworth
On that evening Queen Agnes, in great anxiety, sat in her closet, and every other moment quitted her seat to gaze out over the Sound.
"The Childhood of King Erik Menved" by Bernhard Severin Ingemann
His Highness is with the Queen in her closet, and you are to be in waiting.
"House of Torment" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The amiable queen, who never waited to be asked twice, sat down to play, while her brother hid within a closet and began to file his teeth.
"The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book" by Constance Cary Harrison
As soon as he was gone, the Queen sent for me into her Closet, to give her an Account of this Conversation.
"The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume III" by Karl Ludwig von Pöllnitz
From 1891 to 1903 he was clerk of the closet, first to Queen Victoria and afterwards to King Edward VII.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 10" by Various
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In poetry:

Our persevering Isaac said,
"A Clerk of the Queen's closet's dead--
One word, my Lord, to Caroline,
From you, would make the closet mine."
"Preferment" by William Hutton

In news:

In the second installment of Kat Von D 's new web series Kat's Kloset, the tattoo queen flaunts her shockingly large closet of vintage and designer shoes – as well as her hairless Sphynx cat Piaf – and RadarOnline.com has the video.
Senior Market Editor and organizational queen Jade Frampton tackles the elephant in the room: her overstuffed closet.
In the second installment of Kat Von D 's new web series Kat 's Kloset, the tattoo queen flaunts her shockingly large closet of vintage and designer shoes – as well as her hairless Sphynx cat Piaf – and RadarOnline.com has the video.
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