Definition of Grownup

1. Noun. A fully developed person from maturity onward.

2. Adjective. (of animals) fully developed. "A grown woman"
Exact synonyms: Adult, Big, Full-grown, Fully Grown, Grown
Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Similar to: Mature
Derivative terms: Adult, Adult

Definition of Grownup

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or suitable for adults. ¹

2. Adjective. Adult; fully developed; mature. ¹

3. Noun. An adult. ¹

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Definition of Grownup

1. a mature person [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grownup

grown old
grown on
grown out of
grown up
grown ups
grownup (current term)
grows old
grows on
grows out of
grows up
growth-onset diabetes
growth and embryonic development
growth arrest lines

Literary usage of Grownup

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1. The American Red Cross in the Great War by Henry Pomeroy Davison (1919)
"PRIOR to September, 1917, the Red Cross had only grownup people in its membership. ... This, of course, meant that not only the grownup women but the young ..."

2. The Modern Child by Lizzie Allen Harker, Hervey Elwes (1908)
"THE MODERN CHILD LEWIS CARROLL, Born 1833, Died 1898 The grownup and the ... I like his Higher Nonsense best," The grownup made remark, " The metaphysics ..."

3. Men of Our Times; Or, Leading Patriots of the Day: Being Narratives of the by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1868)
"... came into existence in a great bustling household of older people, all going their separate ways, and having their own grownup interests to carry. ..."

4. The Golden Age by Kenneth Grahame (1895)
"This very natural deduction moved the grownup man to laughter; but the Princess, turning red and jumping up, declared that it was time for lunch. ..."

5. Labour and Life of the People by Charles Booth, Beatrice Potter Webb (1891)
"Fairly well off. RC Similar to No. 13. Provision shop. grownup daughter helps. Respectable well-to-do people. Occupation unknown Always begging. Very dirty. ..."

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