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queen up

1. Of a man, to wear makeup or dress in feminine clothing. Derived from the term "drag queen." (Each of these usages could be considered offensive, depending on the context of how they are being used, and by whom.) I have to dress pretty conservatively during the week for my work, but I love getting queened up on the weekend.
2. Of a man, to dress or behave in a stereotypically homosexual manner. Derived from the term "drag queen." Coming out was just about being true to a part of who I am. I'm not going to start queening up or anything all of a sudden.
3. To dress a man in drag. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "queen" and "up." They queened the actor up a bit to match the flamboyant style of the singer he was playing for the film.
4. To cause or compel a man to act in a more stereotypically homosexual manner. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "queen" and "up." He was always such a well written gay character, though the show's writers queened him up a bit towards the end of the third season.
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