Translation of "grown-up" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈɡrəʊn·ʌp/ us /ˈɡroʊnˌʌp/

an adult (used especially when talking to children)

adulto, -a
Ask a grown-up to cut the shape out for you.


adjective uk /ˌɡrəʊnˈʌp/ us /ˈɡroʊnˌʌp/


Anne has a grown-up son of 24.

grown up

adjective uk /ˌɡrəʊn ˈʌp/ us /ˌɡroʊn ˈʌp/

A If you say that someone is grown up, you mean that they are an adult or that they behave in a responsible way.

He seems very grown up for a ten-year-old.
This book is a bit too grown up for you (= you are too young to understand this book).
She has two grown-up children who work in the family business.

(Translation of “grown-up” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)