subteen

subteen

[suhb-teen]
noun
1.
a young person approaching the teens or adolescence.
2.
a range of even-numbered garment sizes, chiefly from 6 to 14, designed for girls under 13.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or designed for subteens: subteen clothes.

Origin:
1950–55; sub- + teen2

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subteen (ˌsʌbˈtiːn)
 
n
rare (US), (Canadian) a young person who has not yet become a teenager

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