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full-fledged (adj.)

1570s, literal; 1883 in figurative sense; see full (adj.) + fledged.

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Definitions of full-fledged

full-fledged (adj.)
(of a bird) having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly;
Synonyms: fully fledged
full-fledged (adj.)
(of persons, e.g.) having gained full status;
a full-fledged lawyer
by the age of seventeen I was a full-fledged atheist
Synonyms: fully fledged
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