grown-up

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 noun: [ˈgrəʊnʌp], adjective: [ˈgrəʊnʌp] [ˌgrəʊnˈʌp]



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ˈgrown-ˈup,  adj. 
  1. having reached the age of maturity:You look so grown-up in that suit!
  2. characteristic of or suitable for adults:a grown-up pastime.

grown•up /ˈgroʊnˌʌp/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a mature adult.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
grown-up  (grōnup),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. having reached the age of maturity.
  2. characteristic of or suitable for adults:grown-up behavior; grown-up fiction.
grown-upness, n. 
  • adjective, adjectival use of verb, verbal phrase grow up 1625–35

grown•up  (grōnup′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a mature, fully grown person;
    adult.
  • noun, nominal use of verb, verbal phrase grow up 1805–15


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

grown-up adj
  1. having reached maturity; adult
  2. suitable for or characteristic of an adult
n
  1. an adult



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