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preteen

[pree-teen] /priˈtin/
noun
1.
Also called preteenager
[pree-teen-ey-jer] /priˈtinˌeɪ dʒər/ (Show IPA),
preteener. a boy or girl under the age of 13, especially one between the ages of 9 and 12.
2.
preteens, the years immediately preceding one's thirteenth birthday.
adjective
3.
designating or characteristic of a preteen or preteens:
two preteen daughters.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; pre- + teen2
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British Dictionary definitions for preteen

preteen

/priːˈtiːn/
noun
1.
a boy or girl approaching his or her teens
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preteen in Medicine

preteen pre·teen (prē'tēn')
adj.

  1. Relating to or designed for children especially between the ages of 9 and 12.

  2. Being a child especially between the ages of 9 and 12; preadolescent.

n.
A preteen boy or girl.
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