grownup

Definitions of grownup
  1. noun
    a fully developed person from maturity onward
    synonyms: adult
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    juvenile, juvenile person
    a young person, not fully developed
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    Io
    (Greek mythology) a maiden seduced by Zeus; when Hera was about to discover them together Zeus turned her into a white heifer
    Adam
    (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race
    Eve
    (Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
    Cain
    (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Cain killed Abel out of jealousy and was exiled by God
    Abel
    (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Abel was killed by Cain
    Seth
    (Old Testament) third son of Adam and Eve; given by God in place of the murdered Abel
    Ham
    (Old Testament) son of Noah
    Japheth
    (Old Testament) son of Noah
    Judith
    Jewish heroine in one of the books of the Apocrypha; she saved her people by decapitating the Assyrian general Holofernes
    Shem
    (Old Testament) eldest son of Noah
    Matthew Arnold
    English poet and literary critic (1822-1888)
    Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad Ibn-Mohammed ibn-Roshd
    Arabian philosopher born in Spain; wrote detailed commentaries on Aristotle that were admired by the Schoolmen (1126-1198)
    Karl Baedeker
    German publisher of a series of travel guidebooks (1801-1859)
    John Bartlett
    United States publisher and editor who compiled a book of familiar quotations (1820-1905)
    Bathsheba
    (Old Testament) the wife of Uriah and later the wife of king David; Solomon was her son by David (circa 10th century BC)
    Mary McLeod Bethune
    United States educator who worked to improve race relations and educational opportunities for Black Americans (1875-1955)
    Louis Braille
    French educator who lost his sight at the age of three and who invented a system of writing and printing for sightless people (1809-1852)
    Eva Braun
    the German mistress of Adolf Hitler (1910-1945)
    Van Wyck Brooks
    United States literary critic and historian (1886-1963)
    George Bryan Brummell
    English dandy who was a fashion leader during the Regency (1778-1840)
    Boy Orator of the Platte
    United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
    Dale Carnegie
    United States educator famous for writing a book about how to win friends and influence people (1888-1955)
    Catherine of Aragon
    first wife of Henry VIII; Henry VIII's divorce from her was the initial step of the Reformation in England (1485-1536)
    Edith Louisa Cavell
    English nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation in order to help Allied prisoners escape; was caught and executed by the Germans (1865-1915)
    John Anthony Ciardi
    United States poet and critic (1916-1986)
    John Amos Comenius
    Czech educational reformer (1592-1670)
    Clarence Seward Darrow
    United States lawyer famous for his defense of lost causes (1857-1938)
    Delilah
    (Old Testament) the Philistine mistress of Samson who betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him of his strength
    Jacques Derrida
    French philosopher and critic (born in Algeria); exponent of deconstructionism (1930-2004)
    John Dewey
    United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)
    Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey
    United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)
    Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel
    German educator who founded the kindergarten system (1782-1852)
    Roger Eliot Fry
    English painter and art critic (1866-1934)
    Herman Northrop Frye
    Canadian literary critic interested in the use of myth and symbolism (1912-1991)
    Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
    United States educator who established the first free school in the United States for the hearing impaired (1787-1851)
    Harley Granville-Barker
    English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
    Anne Hathaway
    wife of William Shakespeare (1556-1623)
    Arthur Garfield Hays
    United States lawyer involved in several famous court trials (1881-1954)
    William Harrison Hays
    United States lawyer and politician who formulated a production code that prescribed the moral content of United States films from 1930 to 1966 (1879-1954)
    William Hazlitt
    English essayist and literary critic (1778-1830)
    Hippocrates
    medical practitioner who is regarded as the father of medicine; author of the Hippocratic oath (circa 460-377 BC)
    John Edgar Hoover
    United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)
    Mark Hopkins
    United States educator and theologian (1802-1887)
    Henry Oscar Houghton
    United States publisher who founded a printing shop that became an important book publisher (1823-1895)
    Robert Maynard Hutchins
    United States educator who was president of the University of Chicago (1899-1977)
    Francis Scott Key
    United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; the poem was later set to music and entitled `The Star-Spangled Banner' (1779-1843)
    Lucy Craft Laney
    United States educator who founded the first private school for Black students in Augusta, Georgia (1854-1933)
    President Abraham Lincoln
    16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the American Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865)
    Abbott Lawrence Lowell
    United States educator and president of Harvard University (1856-1943)
    Henry Robinson Luce
    United States publisher of magazines (1898-1967)
    Horace Mann
    United States educator who introduced reforms that significantly altered the system of public education (1796-1859)
    Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley
    heroine of the American Revolution who carried water to soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth Court House and took over her husband's gun when he was overcome by heat (1754-1832)
    William Holmes McGuffey
    United States educator who compiled the McGuffey Eclectic Readers (1800-1873)
    Henry Louis Mencken
    United States journalist and literary critic (1880-1956)
    Maria Montesorri
    Italian educator who developed a method of teaching mentally handicapped children and advocated a child-centered approach (1870-1952)
    Daniel Patrick Moynihan
    United States politician and educator (1927-2003)
    Keith Rupert Murdoch
    United States publisher (born in Australia in 1931)
    James Naismith
    United States educator (born in Canada) who invented the game of basketball (1861-1939)
    Florence Nightingale
    English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)
    Adolph Simon Ochs
    United States newspaper publisher (1858-1935)
    Carl Orff
    German musician who developed a widely used system for teaching music to children (1895-1982)
    Elizabeth Palmer Peabody
    educator who founded the first kindergarten in the United States (1804-1894)
    Sir Isaac Pitman
    English educator who invented a system of phonetic shorthand (1813-1897)
    Rachel
    (Old Testament) the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin
    Rebecca
    (Old Testament) wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau
    Ivor Armstrong Richards
    English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893-1979)
    John Ruskin
    British art critic (1819-1900)
    Ruth
    the great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
    Margaret Higgins Sanger
    United States nurse who campaigned for birth control and planned parenthood; she challenged Gregory Pincus to develop a birth control pill (1883-1966)
    Sarah
    (Old Testament) the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac
    Wallis Warfield Simpson
    United States divorcee whose marriage to Edward VIII created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication
    Sir Stephen Harold Spender
    English poet and critic (1909-1995)
    Anne Mansfield Sullivan
    United States educator who was the teacher and lifelong companion of Helen Keller (1866-1936)
    John Orley Allen Tate
    United States poet and critic (1899-1979)
    Joseph Deems Taylor
    United States composer and music critic (1885-1966)
    Lionel Trilling
    United States literary critic (1905-1975)
    Carl Clinton Van Doren
    United States writer and literary critic (1885-1950)
    Booker Taliaferro Washington
    United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915)
    Andrew Dickson White
    United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
    Emma Hart Willard
    United States educator who was an early campaigner for higher education for women (1787-1870)
    Edmund Wilson
    United States literary critic (1895-1972)
    John Witherspoon
    American Revolutionary leader and educator (born in Scotland) who signed of the Declaration of Independence and was president of the college that became Princeton University (1723-1794)
    Alexander Woollcott
    United States drama critic and journalist (1887-1943)
    Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina
    Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
    Robert Barany
    Austrian physician who developed a rotational method for testing the middle ear (1876-1936)
    Caspar Bartholin
    Danish physician who discovered Bartholin's gland (1585-1629)
    Apostle of Germany
    (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
    Sir David Bruce
    Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
    Burrill Bernard Crohn
    United States physician who specialized in diseases of the intestines; he was the first to describe regional ileitis which is now known as Crohn's disease (1884-1983)
    John L. H. Down
    English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
    Karl Adolf Eichmann
    Austrian who became the Nazi official who administered the concentration camps where millions of Jews were murdered during World War II (1906-1962)
    Christiaan Eijkman
    Dutch physician who discovered that beriberi is caused by a nutritional deficiency (1858-1930)
    Etienne-Louis Arthur Fallot
    French physician who described cardiac anomalies including Fallot's tetralogy (1850-1911)
    William Gilbert
    English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)
    Paul Joseph Goebbels
    German propaganda minister in Nazi Germany who persecuted the Jews (1897-1945)
    Hermann Wilhelm Goring
    German politician in Nazi Germany who founded the Gestapo and mobilized Germany for war (1893-1946)
    William Harvey
    English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood; he later proposed that all animals originate from an ovum produced by the female of the species (1578-1657)
    Walther Richard Rudolf Hess
    Nazi leader who in 1941 flew a solo flight to Scotland in an apparent attempt to negotiate a peace treaty with Great Britain but was imprisoned for life (1894-1987)
    Heinrich Himmler
    German Nazi who was chief of the SS and the Gestapo and who oversaw the genocide of six million Jews (1900-1945)
    Adolf Hitler
    German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)
    Thomas Hodgkin
    English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)
    George Huntington
    United States physician who first described Huntington's chorea
    Aletta Jacobs
    Dutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929)
    Edward Jenner
    English physician who pioneered vaccination; Jenner inoculated people with small amounts of cowpox to prevent them from getting smallpox (1749-1823)
    Harry Fitch Kleinfelter
    United States physician who first described the XXY-syndrome (born in 1912)
    David Livingstone
    Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)
    Otto Loewi
    United States pharmacologist (born in Germany) who was the first to show that acetylcholine is produced at the junction between a parasympathetic nerve and a muscle (1873-1961)
    Clemence Sophia Harned Lozier
    United States physician who in 1863 founded a medical school for women (1813-1888)
    Sir Patrick Manson
    Scottish physician who discovered that elephantiasis is spread by mosquitos and suggested that mosquitos also spread malaria (1844-1922)
    Friedrich Anton Mesmer
    Austrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734-1815)
    Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim
    Swiss physician who introduced treatments of particular illnesses based on his observation and experience; he saw illness as having an external cause (rather than an imbalance of humors) and replaced traditional remedies with chemical remedies (1493-1541)
    Peter Mark Roget
    English physician who in retirement compiled a well-known thesaurus (1779-1869)
    Sir Ronald Ross
    British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932)
    Benjamin Rush
    physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
    Albert Schweitzer
    French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
    John Thomas Scopes
    Tennessee highschool teacher who violated a state law by teaching evolution; in a highly publicized trial in 1925 he was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan and defended by Clarence Darrow (1900-1970)
    Anna Howard Shaw
    United States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)
    Sir James Young Simpson
    Scottish obstetrician and surgeon who pioneered in the use of ether and discovered the anesthetic effects of chloroform (1811-1870)
    English Hippocrates
    English physician (1624-1689)
    Marcus Whitman
    United States frontier missionary who established a post in Oregon where Christianity and schooling and medicine were available to Native Americans (1802-1847)
    Erik Adolf von Willebrand
    Finnish physician who first described vascular hemophilia (1870-1949)
    Saint Francis Xavier
    Spanish missionary and Jesuit who establish missionaries in Japan and Ceylon and the East Indies (1506-1552)
    William Beaumont
    United States surgeon remembered for his studies of digestion (1785-1853)
    Alexis Carrel
    French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture and graft blood vessels (1873-1944)
    William Cowper
    English surgeon who discovered Cowper's gland (1666-1709)
    Michael Ellis De Bakey
    United States heart surgeon who in 1966 implanted the first artificial heart in a human patient (born in 1908)
    William Crawford Gorgas
    United States Army surgeon who suppressed yellow fever in Havana and in the Panama Canal Zone (1854-1920)
    Joseph Lister
    English surgeon who was the first to use antiseptics (1827-1912)
    James Parkinson
    English surgeon (1755-1824)
    Walter Reed
    United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902)
    Jean Martin Charcot
    French neurologist who tried to use hypnotism to cure hysteria (1825-1893)
    Harvery Williams Cushing
    United States neurologist noted for his study of the brain and pituitary gland and who identified Cushing's syndrome (1869-1939)
    Sir Howard Walter Florey
    British pathologist who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1898-1968)
    Sigmund Freud
    Austrian neurologist who originated psychoanalysis (1856-1939)
    Harold Hirschsprung
    Danish pediatrician (1830-1916)
    Karen Danielsen Horney
    United States psychiatrist (1885-1952)
    Karl Theodor Jaspers
    German psychiatrist (1883-1969)
    Baron Richard von Krafft-Ebing
    German neurologist noted for his studies of sexual deviance (1840-1902)
    Karl Landsteiner
    United States pathologist (born in Austria) who discovered human blood groups (1868-1943)
    Prosper Meniere
    French otologist who first described a form of vertigo now known as Meniere's disease and identified the semicircular canals as the site of the lesion (1799-1862)
    Charles Frederick Menninger
    United States psychiatrist who with his sons founded a famous psychiatric clinic in Topeka (1862-1953)
    Karl Augustus Menninger
    United States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger (1893-1990)
    William Claire Menninger
    United States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger (1899-1966)
    Sir James Paget
    English pathologist who discovered the cause of trichinosis (1814-1899)
    John Rock
    United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)
    Francis Peyton Rous
    United States pathologist who discovered viruses that cause tumors (1879-1970)
    Hermann Snellen
    Dutch ophthalmologist who introduced the Snellen chart to study visual acuity (1834-1908)
    Benjamin Spock
    United States pediatrician whose many books on child care influenced the upbringing of children around the world (1903-1998)
    Harry Stack Sullivan
    United States psychiatrist (1892-1949)
    Georges Gilles de la Tourette
    French neurologist (1857-1904)
    Henry Hubert Turner
    United States endocrinologist (1892-1970)
    Rudolf Karl Virchow
    German pathologist who recognized that all cells come from cells by binary fission and who emphasized cellular abnormalities in disease (1821-1902)
    Karl Wernicke
    German neurologist best known for his studies of aphasia (1848-1905)
    Thomas Willis
    English physician who was a pioneer in the study of the brain (1621-1675)
    Melanie Klein
    United States psychoanalyst (born in Austria) who was the first to specialize in the psychoanalysis of small children (1882-1960)
    Wilhelm Reich
    Austrian born psychoanalyst who lived in the United States; advocated sexual freedom and believed that cosmic energy could be concentrated in a human being (1897-1957)
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    brachycephalic
    an adult with a short broad head
    caregiver
    a person who is responsible for attending to the needs of a child or dependent adult
    catch, match
    a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
    centrist, middle of the roader, moderate, moderationist
    a person who takes a position in the political center
    case, character, eccentric, type
    a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    conservative, conservativist
    a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
    dolichocephalic
    an adult with a long narrow head
    elder, senior
    a person who is older than you are
    ex-spouse
    a person who was formerly a spouse
    host
    a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there
    important person, influential person, personage
    a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
    Jack of all trades
    a person able to do a variety of different jobs acceptably well
    liberal, liberalist, progressive
    a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
    liberal
    a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets
    adult male, man
    an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    militarist, warmonger
    a person who advocates war or warlike policies
    golden ager, old person, oldster, senior citizen
    an elderly person
    disarmer, pacificist, pacifist
    someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    patrician
    a person of refined upbringing and manners
    pledgee
    someone to whom a pledge is made or someone with whom something is deposited as a pledge
    pledger
    someone who makes or gives a pledge
    professional, professional person
    a person engaged in one of the learned professions
    sobersides
    a serious and sedate individual
    man of the world, sophisticate
    a worldly-wise person
    homebody, stay-at-home
    a person who seldom goes anywhere; one not given to wandering or travel
    stoic, unemotional person
    someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
    thoroughbred
    a well-bred person
    adult female, woman
    an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    Black man
    a man who is Black
    Black woman
    a woman who is Black
    white man
    a man who is White
    white woman
    a woman who is White
    amazon, virago
    a large strong and aggressive woman
    maenad
    (Greek mythology) a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus
    ancient, antediluvian
    a very old person
    armchair liberal
    a person of liberal ideals who takes no action to realize them
    baboo, babu
    used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'
    bachelor, unmarried man
    a man who has never been married
    bachelor girl, bachelorette
    a young unmarried woman who lives alone
    baggage
    a worthless or immoral woman
    ball-breaker, ball-buster
    a demanding woman who destroys men's confidence
    bey
    (formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egypt
    B-girl, bar girl
    a woman employed by a bar to act as a companion to men customers
    big cheese, big deal, big enchilada, big fish, big gun, big shot, big wheel, head honcho
    an important influential person
    bas bleu, bluestocking
    a woman having literary or intellectual interests
    boy
    a friendly informal reference to a grown man
    beau, boyfriend, fellow, swain, young man
    a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
    ex-boyfriend
    a man who is no longer a woman's boyfriend
    bridesmaid, maid of honor
    an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding
    broad
    slang term for a woman
    Samson, bruiser, bull, strapper
    a large and strong and heavyset man
    capitalist
    a conservative advocate of capitalism
    careerist
    a professional who is intent on furthering his or her career by any possible means and often at the expense of their own integrity
    cat
    a spiteful woman gossip
    celebrity, famous person
    a widely known person
    centenarian
    someone who is at least 100 years old
    Cinderella
    a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition
    behemoth, colossus, giant, heavyweight, titan
    a person of exceptional importance and reputation
    conformist
    someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
    coquette, flirt, minx, tease, vamp, vamper
    a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    cosmopolitan, cosmopolite
    a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
    craftsman
    a professional whose work is consistently of high quality
    critic
    a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
    curmudgeon
    a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas
    dame, gentlewoman, lady, ma'am, madam
    a woman of refinement
    beau, clotheshorse, dandy, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, sheik, swell
    a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    dean, doyen
    a man who is the senior member of a group
    deb, debutante
    a young woman making her debut into society
    divorcee, grass widow
    a divorced woman or a woman who is separated from her husband
    ex, ex-wife
    a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife
    dodderer
    one who dodders from old age and weakness
    dodo, fogey, fogy, fossil
    someone whose style is out of fashion
    dominatrix
    a dominating woman (especially one who plays that role in a sadomasochistic sexual relationship)
    donna
    an Italian woman of rank
    dotard
    an oldster in his dotage; someone whose age has impaired his intellect
    dove, peacenik
    someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
    doyenne
    a woman who is the senior member of a group
    educator, pedagog, pedagogue
    someone who educates young people
    elder statesman
    any influential person whose advice is highly respected
    eminence grise
    (French) a person who exercises power or influence in certain areas without holding an official position
    Delilah, enchantress, femme fatale, siren, temptress
    a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
    Esq, Esquire
    a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name
    castrate, eunuch
    a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
    Excellency
    a title used to address dignitaries (such as ambassadors or governors); usually preceded by `Your' or `His' or `Her'
    eyeful
    a strikingly beautiful woman
    father figure, father surrogate
    a man who takes over all the functions of the real father
    father-figure
    a man (often a powerful or influential man) who arouses emotions usually felt for your real father and with whom you identify psychologically
    buster, dude, fellow
    an informal form of address for a man
    fixer, influence peddler
    someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)
    fuddy-duddy
    a conservative who is old-fashioned or dull in attitude or appearance
    galoot
    a disreputable or clumsy man
    geisha, geisha girl
    a Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing
    geezer
    a man who is (usually) old and/or eccentric
    gentleman
    a man of refinement
    fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman
    a young woman
    girl
    a friendly informal reference to a grown woman
    girl, girlfriend, lady friend
    a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved
    girlfriend
    any female friend
    gold digger
    a woman who associates with or marries a rich man in order to get valuables from him through gifts or a divorce settlement
    divorced man, grass widower
    a man who is divorced from (or separated from) his wife
    gravida
    a pregnant woman
    bozo, cat, guy, hombre
    an informal term for a youth or man
    hardliner
    a conservative who is uncompromising
    back-number, has-been
    someone who is no longer popular
    hawk, war hawk
    an advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations
    PCP, caregiver, health care provider, health professional, primary care provider
    a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
    heavy hitter
    an influential person who works hard to promote the causes they are interested in
    hierarch
    a person who holds a high position in a hierarchy
    heroine
    a woman possessing heroic qualities or a woman who has performed heroic deeds
    Herr
    a German man; used before the name as a title equivalent to Mr in English
    high-muck-a-muck, pooh-bah
    an arrogant or conceited person of importance
    Hooray Henry
    a lively and ineffectual upper-class young man
    hostess
    a woman host
    housefather
    a man in charge of children in an institution
    hunk
    a well-built sexually attractive man
    ex, ex-husband
    a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband
    inamorata
    a woman with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship
    inamorato
    a man with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship
    iron man, ironman
    a strong man of exceptional physical endurance
    ironside
    a man of great strength or bravery
    jezebel
    a shameless impudent scheming woman
    jilt
    a woman who jilts a lover
    kingmaker
    an important person who can bring leaders to power through the exercise of political influence
    bigwig, kingpin, top banana
    the most important person in a group or undertaking
    lady
    a polite name for any woman
    latitudinarian
    a person who is broad-minded and tolerant (especially in standards of religious belief and conduct)
    attorney, lawyer
    a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
    bibliothec, librarian
    a professional person trained in library science and engaged in library services
    maenad
    an unnaturally frenzied or distraught woman
    magnifico
    a person of distinguished rank or appearance
    adonis
    any handsome young man
    materfamilias, matriarch
    a female head of a family or tribe
    matriarch
    a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons)
    matron
    a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution
    mestiza
    a woman of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)
    middle-aged man
    a man who is roughly between 45 and 65 years old
    minimalist
    a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics
    fancy woman, kept woman, mistress
    an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
    Monsieur
    used as a French courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'
    mossback
    an extremely old-fashioned conservative
    mother figure
    a woman who evokes the feelings usually reserved for a mother
    figure, name, public figure
    a well-known or notable person
    nanny, nurse, nursemaid
    a woman who is the custodian of children
    neocon, neoconservative
    a conservative who subscribes to neoconservatism
    neoliberal
    a liberal who subscribes to neoliberalism
    nepotist
    a powerful person who shows favoritism to relatives or close friends
    nonagenarian
    someone whose age is in the nineties
    nullipara
    (obstetrics) a woman who has never give birth to a child
    houri, nymph
    a voluptuously beautiful young woman
    nymphet
    a sexually attractive young woman
    octogenarian
    someone whose age is in the eighties
    old boy
    a vivacious elderly man
    old boy, old man
    a familiar term of address for a man
    Methuselah, graybeard, greybeard, old man
    a man who is very old
    old woman
    a woman who is old
    paterfamilias, patriarch
    the male head of family or tribe
    pawnbroker
    a person who lends money at interest in exchange for personal property that is deposited as security
    Peter Pan
    a boyish or immature man; after the boy in Barrie's play who never grows up
    pluralist
    someone who believes that distinct ethnic or cultural or religious groups can exist together in society
    policy maker
    someone who sets the plan pursued by a government or business etc.
    ponce
    a man who is effeminate in his manner and fussy in the way he dresses
    posseman
    an able-bodied man serving as a member of a posse
    power broker, powerbroker
    a person who is important by virtue of the people or votes they control
    practician, practitioner
    someone who practices a learned profession
    publisher
    a person engaged in publishing periodicals or books or music
    extreme right-winger, reactionary, ultraconservative
    an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism
    right-winger, rightist
    a member of a right wing political party
    sacred cow
    a person unreasonably held to be immune to criticism
    Senhor
    a Portuguese title of respect; equivalent to English `Mr'
    septuagenarian
    someone whose age is in the seventies
    sexagenarian
    someone whose age is in the sixties
    shaver
    an adult male who shaves
    shiksa, shikse
    a derogatory term used by Jews to refer to non-Jewish women
    signior, signor
    used as an Italian courtesy title; can be prefixed to the name or used separately
    signore
    an Italian title of respect for a man; equivalent to the English `sir'; used separately (not prefixed to his name)
    sir
    term of address for a man
    sirdar
    an important person in India
    slicker
    a person with good manners and stylish clothing
    beauty, dish, knockout, looker, lulu, mantrap, peach, ravisher, smasher, stunner, sweetheart
    a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    socialite
    a socially prominent person
    square, square toes
    a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views
    stiff
    an ordinary man
    he-man, macho-man, stud
    a man who is virile and sexually active
    sun
    a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc
    sylph
    a slender graceful young woman
    Tarzan
    (sometimes used ironically) a man of great strength and agility (after the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
    diehard, traditionalist
    one who adheres to traditional views
    unmarried woman
    a woman who is not married
    VIP, dignitary, high muckamuck, high-up, panjandrum, very important person
    an important or influential (and often overbearing) person
    vestal
    a chaste woman
    Wac
    a member of the Women's Army Corps
    Wave
    a member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy; originally organized during World War II but now no longer a separate branch
    Whig
    a member of the political party that urged social reform in 18th and 19th century England; was the opposition party to the Tories
    widow, widow woman
    a woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried
    widower, widowman
    a man whose wife is dead especially one who has not remarried
    married woman, wife
    a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
    philanderer, womaniser, womanizer
    a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them
    golden boy, wonder boy
    a man who is unusually successful at an early age
    wonder woman
    a woman who can be a successful wife and have a professional career at the same time
    worthy
    an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)
    young buck, young man
    a teenager or a young adult male
    yuppie
    a young upwardly mobile professional individual; a well-paid middle-class professional who works in a city and has a luxurious life style
    type of:
    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
  2. adjective
    (of animals) fully developed
    synonyms: adult, big, full-grown, fully grown, grown
    mature
    having reached full natural growth or development
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