adultescent

ad·ul·tes·cent

 (ăd′l-tĕs′ənt)
n.
See kidult.

[Blend of adult and adolescent.]

adultescent

(ˌædəlˈtɛsənt)
n
an adult who is still actively interested in youth culture
adj
aimed at or suitable for adultescents
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17 Again is meant to be a comedy but remains mostly mirth-free, with the gentlest of laughs supplied by Mike's best friend Ned, a geeky adultescent whose home is a shrine to Star Wars and whose spare room contains a Sand Speeder bed.
In her latest film comedy, Failure to Launch, she is dealing with another buzz phrase for a social phenomenon - adultescent, essentially grown-up children who refuse to leave the parental nest.
But if she were on the market she confesses she wouldn't completely dismiss dating an adultescent.
99 cloth) have selected as WORD OF THE YEAR for 2004 the novel noun adultescent, denoting an adult who has not achieved expected intellectual maturity or who indulges in the tastes and attitudes of youth.
The adultescent phenomenon is viewed by some as so widespread as to be termed the Peter Pandemic (in reference to Peter Pan, the title character of J.
If you happen to be a chav, skanger or yarco, you'll know all about tapping up, you are probably into property porn and you will almost certainly be an adultescent who can well appreciate squeaky-bum time in the final minutes of a particularly tense football match.
ACCUSED of being an adultescent mucus trooper and haven't a clue what it means?
For the record: An adultescent is a grown-up clinging to youth and a mucus trooper insists on going to work ill.
Just a few years ago, today's adultescent would have been wearing a bottle-green V-neck sweater and driving a people carrier with Cliff Richard at a sensible volume on the stereo.
Adultescent buying patterns have caused ripples in the high street, where they're snapping up clothes aimed at teenagers.
Adulthood has not generally been seen in this way, as a naturalised category whose dominance means that it avoids scrutiny, but the idea of exnomination usefully captures how the adult category operates, both in general and in the particular case of debates about kidults and adultescents.