coming-of-age

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Definition of coming-of-age

: the attainment of prominence, respectability, recognition, or maturity

First Known Use of coming-of-age

1729, in the meaning defined above

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“Coming-of-age.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coming-of-age. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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coming-of-age

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coming-of-age

: the time when a person becomes an adult

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