Definitionhomosexual men and women hide, figuratively speaking, their sexual orientation.
See also: come out of the closet; stay in the closet; wear a mourning veil.
2. To conceal one's homosexuality to oneself and/or to others. Synonym: in the closet. Come out of the closet means to acknowledge one's homosexuality, to come to terms with one's sexual orientation and to live true to one's sexuality.
3. To refuse to associate with known homosexuals for fear of being discovered.
(2) Graffiti or slogan: ' The closet is an awful place to die.'
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