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[grohn-uhp] /ˈgroʊnˌʌp/
a mature, fully grown person; adult.
Origin of grownup
First recorded in 1805-15; noun use of verb phrase grow up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Had she not been punished and now were not all the grownups sorry for her and petting her?

  • On the lawns were putting and bowling contests for grownups.

  • I am to help the children, yes, and the grownups, of a small city—to enjoy life.

    Gypsy Flight Roy J. Snell
  • We grownups and the children are very much alike in that respect.

    ABC of Gardening Eben Eugene Rexford
  • It is odd about grownups--how mistaken they can be, how sadly mistaken.

    Half-Past Seven Stories Robert Gordon Anderson

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