coming-out

[kuhm-ing-out]

noun

a debut into society, especially a formal debut by a debutante.
an acknowledgment of one's homosexuality, either to oneself or publicly.

Nearby words

  1. coming,
  2. coming and going, have someone,
  3. coming of age in samoa,
  4. coming or going, not know if one is,
  5. coming out of one's ears,
  6. comingle,
  7. comings and goings,
  8. comint,
  9. comintern,
  10. comitative

Origin of coming-out

1805–15; noun use of verb phrase come out; see -ing1

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