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full-fledged

[foo l-flejd] /ˈfʊlˈflɛdʒd/
adjective
1.
of full rank or standing:
a full-fledged professor.
2.
fully developed.
Origin of full-fledged
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for full-fledged

full-fledged

adjective
1.
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Word Origin and History for full-fledged
adj.

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

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