Definitions for grown-up

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

grown′-up′(adj.)

  1. having reached the age of maturity.

  2. characteristic of or suitable for adults.

Origin of grown-up:

1625–35

grown′-up′ness(n.)

grown•upˈgroʊnˌʌp(n.)

  1. a fully grown person; adult.

Origin of grownup:

1805–15

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. grown-up(noun)ʊn

    an adult; used by children

    Grown-ups like to talk a lot.

  2. grown-up(adjective)ʊn

    for adults, or being an adult; used by children

    grown-up parties; their grown-up children

Wiktionary

  1. grown-up(Noun)

    An adult.

  2. grown-up(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or suitable for adults.

  3. grown-up(Adjective)

    Having a mature outlook.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

grown-up(adjective)

mature; adult; fully grown

Her children are grown up now; a grown-up daughter.

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