Word of the Day for Tuesday, 22 May 2018
1.a young adult or middle-aged person who has interests, traits, etc., that are usually associated with teenagers.
It almost seems as if we’re actively trying to raise a nation of “adultescents.”
-- Elizabeth Kolbert, "Spoiled Rotten," The New Yorker, July 2, 2012
The informal noun kidult, a combination of kid and adult, which dates from about 1960, has mostly been replaced by the equally informal noun adultescent (from adult and adolescent), which first appears in the mid-1990s.