A lesbian who decided to keep her coming out strictly for herself and her intimates. Social conformity is not the only reason for the crypto-lesbian option. The thrill of dissimulating one's real nature to the social milieu can be a major incentive for such an option as well. Very often a crypto-lesbian is actually a discrete bisexual.
Daphne DuMaurier was a crypto lesbian.
by Ysengrim January 02, 2004