Definitions

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or suitable for adults.
  • adjective Adult; fully developed; mature.
  • noun An adult.
  • verb Past participle of grow up

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  • What I like about this phrase (as a noun) is that it sounds so childish. In talking about adulthood to children, we use this childish form. I'm not grown-up, I'm a grown-up. And it implies so much, as well.

    September 29, 2007