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coming-out

[kuhm-ing-out] /ˈkʌm ɪŋˈaʊt/
noun
1.
a debut into society, especially a formal debut by a debutante.
2.
an acknowledgment of one's homosexuality, either to oneself or publicly.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; noun use of verb phrase come out; see -ing1
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