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grown-up

adjective \ ˈgrōn-ˌəp \
1 : not childish or immature : adult
2 : of, for, or characteristic of adults
  • insisted on wearing grown-up clothes

First Known Use of grown-up

1633

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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grown-up Synonyms

Synonyms

adult, mature;

Antonyms

adolescent, immature;

Near Antonyms

childish, infantile, kiddish;


First Known Use of grown-up

1813

in the meaning defined above

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GROWN-UP Defined for English Language Learners

grown-up

  • : no longer young : fully grown

  • : suitable for adults

  • : like an adult


grown-up

  • : a person who is fully grown


GROWN-UP Defined for Kids

1

grown-up

adjective \ ˈgrōn-ˌəp \
: 1adult

2

grown-up

noun
: an adult person


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