grownup grownup  /ˈɡroʊ ˌnəp/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  • 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

Quotes

  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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