Definition of “coming of age” - English Dictionary

“coming of age” in English

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coming of agenoun [ S ]

uk /ˌkʌm.ɪŋ əv ˈeɪdʒ/ us /ˌkʌm.ɪŋ əv ˈeɪdʒ/

Someone's coming of age is the time when that person legally becomes an adult and is old enough to vote.

the time when someone matures emotionally, or in some other way

the time when something starts to become successful:

the coming of age of democracy in the country
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)