grown up

grown-up

[grohn-uhp]
adjective
1.
having reached the age of maturity.
2.
characteristic of or suitable for adults: grown-up behavior; grown-up fiction.

Origin:
1625–35; adj. use of verb phrase grow up

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

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