full-fledged

[foo l-flejd]

adjective

of full rank or standing: a full-fledged professor.
fully developed.

Nearby words

  1. full-dress,
  2. full-duplex,
  3. full-faced,
  4. full-fashioned,
  5. full-figured,
  6. full-frontal,
  7. full-grain,
  8. full-grown,
  9. full-length,
  10. full-line

Origin of full-fledged

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for full-fledged

full-fledged

adjective

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Word Origin and History for full-fledged

full-fledged

adj.

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

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