Origin of grownup
Definition for grownup (2 of 2)
Origin of grown-up
Related formsgrown-up·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for grownup
I was happy Dad had let me be a grownup with him for a little while.
If you think it is wrong, then act like a grownup and wait until you can buy it legally.Why Are Cable Companies Forcing People to Turn to Piracy?|Megan McArdle|November 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And with a fine dose of ribbon embroidery and a bit of sparkle, grunge was dressed up enough for a grownup.
They were not ostentatious as much as they were happy—in a grownup, made-peace-with-it-all way.
It seemed like the highest sophistication—good, grownup humor—yet still not boring for a 15-year-old girl.Diablo Cody on How Nora Ephron Blazed a Trail for Female Filmmakers|Marlow Stern|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Onward and still onward to a glorious end, left entirely to myself and entrusted with an important task like a grownup person!The Bride of the Nile, Complete|Georg Ebers
She was a grownup during the Civil War when she was commandered by Union soldiers invading the country and employed as a cook.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
This was too big a thing, and too private, to tell a grownup.
The grownup straightened away from the fence, preparing to walk off.
Alice clapped her hands with delight, and Omas—certain that no grownup person saw him—smiled with pleasure.The Daughter of the Chieftain|Edward S. Ellis