1. to act in an effeminate manner; to pose ostentatiously.
|Queens’ Vernacular 164: queen up (Brit gay sl, fr sl queen *queen) 1. to fall into homosexual company 2. to assume girlish mannerisms, such as coating the face with cosmetics and fussing with the hair.|
|Spike Island (1981) 439: There might be a certain amount of uniform queening in it, because most men like to wear a uniform.|
|Swimming-Pool Library (1998) 65: With James I often reverted to the flaunted deviancy we practised at Oxford, queening along the Cornmarket.|
|Gayle 90/1: queen it up v. act in an ostentatiously effeminate manner (He’s really queening it up tonight!).|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 263: Me n Nicksy are trying tae queen it up a bit, like we’re an item, a genuine homosexual couple.|
2. (US) in sadomasochism, squatting over someone's face and possibly defecating, urinating, demanding anlingus, etc.
|personal ad, adult bookstore Lang. Sadomasochism (1989) 111: I am a submissive slave [...] who will do your every bidding. I’m especially into queening — I want your ass on my face!|