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English

Etymology

From Old French closet (clos + -et)

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closet

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  1. (chiefly Template loop detected: Template:context 2) A piece of furniture or a cabinet in which clothes or household supplies may be stored.
  2. A small private chamber.
  3. A toilet; a water closet.
  4. (figuratively) The imagined closet in idioms such as in the closet or skeleton in the closet
    The 'closet' can be a scary place for a gay teenager.
  5. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Secretly.
    He's a closet Republican: he voted for Bush, but won't say so if you ask him.

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