grownup grownup  /ˈɡroʊ ˌnəp/


  1. (n) a fully developed person from maturity onward
  2. (adj) (of animals) fully developed


  1. Bad buzz has recently hit the summer's big grownup drama, Steven Spielberg's The Terminal, and the big grownup comedy, The Stepford Wives.
  2. We clutched a grownup's hand in the darkened theater.


  • The Best Trick Shots Are the Ones Taken Through the Sunroofs of Speeding Fiats

    There’s nothin’ better than tossing around the ol’ pigskin with your pals on a warm summer day. Except for when babies wear tiny versions of grownup shoes. That’s pretty great. Or the rush you get when you peel the glue off the back of a gift card. That’s good, too.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated


  1. Reese told press, "I think the most important thing is to be a grownup, and not let any kind of feelings affect how you deal with your children. I'm very lucky in that we raise our kids to just be happy. I think the most important thing is the...
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Reese Witherspoon Source: The Gossip Girls (blog)

  2. "Irving wasn't malevolent - his personal demons were what was involved. He's really not a grownup," says Gere of the still-living author. "He'sa Peter Pan personality, which allowed him the ability to not see the impossibility of it all. Of...
    on Apr 2, 2007 By: Richard Gere Source: PopMatters

  3. "You know between all the allegations of Hillary [Clinton] serving on the Wal-Mart board and Senator [Barack] Obama working for a slum lord, I was proud to represent the grownup wing of the Democratic party last night," said Edwards.
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: John Edwards Source: News 14 Carolina

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