- past participle of grow.
Related Words for half-grownnew, budding, youthful, inexperienced, childish, premature, raw, juvenile, tenderfoot, adolescent, crude, modern, punk, infant, newborn, growing, green, blooming, tender, fledgling
Examples from the Web for half-grown
Historical Examples of half-grown
Who cared what three half-grown boys did, while the elders were busy with their Mysteries.The Trail Book
This one he's givin' me ain't a whole dog, you see; just a half-grown pup.The Woman-Haters
Joseph C. Lincoln
It looked like a half-grown bedstead, the colour very pretty.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah
William G. Burn Murdoch
Such things cannot be told to a child, nor to a half-grown girl.Captain Mansana and Mother's Hands
In all there were some thirty or forty men, with a proportion of half-grown boys.The Quadroon
- not yet fully grown
- developed or advancedfully grown
- (in combination)half-grown
Word Origin and History for half-grown
late 14c., past participle adjective from grow (v.).