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noun [countable] grown-up pronunciation in British English
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singulargrown-up
pluralgrown-ups
  1. an adult. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children

    Ask a grown-up to help you.

    1. a.
      used when there are children involved in a situation

      The kids went to the park while we grown-ups sat in the garden.

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