come out

come out
vb
to reveal oneself as a homosexual, declare one's homosexuality. The expres-sion is a shortening of 'come out of the closet', dating from the period in the early 1970s when liberalisation encouraged more openness among gay men and women in their relations with each other and the straight world. Subsequently the term has sometimes been extended to mean 'to declare one's real position' in non-sexual contexts.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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