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full-fledged

[foo l-flejd] /ˈfʊlˈflɛdʒd/
adjective
1.
of full rank or standing:
a full-fledged professor.
2.
fully developed.
Origin of full-fledged
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • "We'll be full-fledged sailors before this voyage is over," remarked Roger to his chums.

    Dave Porter in the South Seas Edward Stratemeyer
  • What with putting on a robot as a full-fledged police officer.

    Arm of the Law Harry Harrison
  • Once a man became a full-fledged Extrapolator he was outside all law, all frameworks, all duty, all social mores.

    Eight Keys to Eden Mark Irvin Clifton
  • A full-fledged master, outfitter, owner of a boat—my own boat!

    Mayflower (Flor de mayo) Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • Suddenly, we were in the middle of a full-fledged Spanish row.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
British Dictionary definitions for full-fledged

full-fledged

adjective
1.
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Word Origin and History for full-fledged
adj.

1883 in figurative sense; see full (adj.) + fledge.

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