full-fledged

adjective
\ ˈfu̇l-ˈflejd How to pronounce full-fledged (audio) \

Definition of full-fledged

1 : fully developed : total, complete a full-fledged biography
2 : having attained complete status full-fledged lawyer
3 : full-blown sense 2 a full-fledged reunion

First Known Use of full-fledged

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of full-fledged was in 1579

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full-fledged

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of full-fledged

chiefly US
: fully developed
: meeting all the necessary requirements to be something

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