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[foo l-flejd] /ˈfʊlˈflɛdʒd/
of full rank or standing:
a full-fledged professor.
fully developed.
Origin of full-fledged
1880-85 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for full-fledged



fully fledged

(of a young bird) having acquired its adult feathers and thus able to fly
developed or matured to the fullest degree
of full rank or status
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Word Origin and History for full-fledged

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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