Origin of grown-up
Related formsgrown-up·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for grown-up
The third walks unsteadily, led by a grown-up holding his hand.
And because he was a grown-up male in a position of power, he walked away.
Right now I was focused on legs, and I wondered if grown-up beds were only for people with two whole legs.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Otherwise, Hollywood may give up on interesting, grown-up movies altogether.‘Noah’ Review: An Ambitious, Flawed Biblical Tale That You Have to See|Andrew Romano|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite being a grown-up conspiracy theorist, it seems that Charlie couldn't resist running home to daddy with his wacky beliefs.Celebrity Conspiracy Theorists: Courtney Love Finds Malaysian Flight 370|Amy Zimmerman|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Much tenderness is shown by grown-up birds to helpless orphans in need of their aid.Chatterbox, 1905.|Various
Thats something a lot of grown-up women never do, said Louise.Winona of the Camp Fire|Margaret Widdemer
I don't know whether Father really wants to treat her as a grown-up lady or whether he is making fun of her.A Young Girl's Diary|An Anonymous Young Girl
So all the grown-up elephants can go into the water, without any worry.The Wonders of the Jungle|Prince Sarath Ghosh
With grown-up and intelligent young fellows in advanced classes, no need to apologise.John Bull, Junior|Max O'Rell