Quasi-adult



[uh-duhlt, ad-uhlt] /əˈdʌlt, ˈæd ʌlt/

adjective
1.
having attained full size and strength; grown up; mature:
an adult person, animal, or plant.
2.
of, relating to, or befitting adults.
3.
intended for adults; not suitable for children:
adult entertainment.
noun
4.
a person who is fully grown or developed or of age.
5.
a full-grown animal or plant.
6.
a person who has attained the age of maturity as specified by law.
/ˈædʌlt; əˈdʌlt/
adjective
1.
having reached maturity; fully developed
2.
of or intended for mature people: adult education
3.
regarded as suitable only for adults, because of being pornographic: adult films and magazines
noun
4.
a person who has attained maturity; a grownup
5.
a mature fully grown animal or plant
6.
(law) a person who has attained the age of legal majority (18 years for most purposes) Compare infant
adj.

1530s (but not common until mid-17c.), from Latin adultus “grown up, mature, adult, ripe,” past participle of adolescere “grow up, mature” (see adolescent). As a euphemism for “pornographic,” it dates to 1958 and does no honor to the word.
n.

“adult person,” 1650s, from adult (adj.).

adult a·dult (ə-dŭlt’, ād’ŭlt)
n.

adj.
Fully developed and mature.

adjective

Euphemistically meaning unsuitable for children: adult entertainment (1950s+)

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