Meaning of “coming of age” in the English Dictionary

"coming of age" in British English

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coming of agenoun [ S ]

uk /ˌkʌm.ɪŋ əv ˈeɪdʒ/ us /ˌkʌm.ɪŋ əv ˈeɪdʒ/
coming-of-age
adjective [ before noun ] uk us

done to celebrate the fact that someone is legally an adult and old enough to vote:

a coming-of-age party
a coming-of-age movie/novel/story

(Definition of “coming of age” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)