An example of a closet is where you hang your jackets.
An example of a closet is keeping one's homosexual orientation a secret; being in the closet.
Two days before the election, the candidate suddenly came out of the closet and denounced the proposed law.
Closeted themselves with their attorneys.
A closet proponent of a tax increase; a closet alcoholic.
A closet drinker.
To closet oneself with councilors.
The 'closet' can be a scary place for a gay teenager.
The ambassador has been closeted with the prime minister all afternoon. We're all worried what will be announced when they exit.
An example of closet is a manly man who secretly enjoys chick flicks; a closet chick flick watcher.
An example of closet is the universe being created by the "big bang;" closet belief in single-event creation.
Origin of closet
- Middle English private room from Old French diminutive of clos enclosure from Latin clausum from neuter of clausus enclosed close
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French closet (clos + -et).