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teen1

[teen] /tin/
noun
1.
Archaic. suffering; grief.
2.
Obsolete. injury; harm.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English tene, Old English tēona; cognate with Old Frisian tiona, Old Saxon tiono, Old Norse tjōn

teen2

[teen] /tin/
adjective
1.
noun
2.
a teenager.
Origin
1940-45; by shortening

-teen

1.
a suffix used to form cardinal numerals from 13 to 19.
Origin
Middle English, Old English -tēne, combining form of ten; cognate with Dutch -tien, German -zehn

teens

[teenz] /tinz/
plural noun
1.
the numbers 13 through 19, especially in a progression, as the 13th through the 19th years of a lifetime or of a given or implied century.
Origin
1595-1605; teen (extracted from numbers with -teen as final element) + -s3
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British Dictionary definitions for teen

teen1

/tiːn/
adjective
1.
(informal) another word for teenage

teen2

/tiːn/
noun
1.
(obsolete) affliction or woe
Word Origin
Old English tēona; related to Old Saxon tiono, Old Frisian tiona injury

-teen

combining form
1.
ten: added to modified forms of the numbers 3 to 9 to form the numbers 13 to 19
Derived Forms
-teenth, combining_form:in_adjective
Word Origin
Old English -tēne, -tӯne

teens

/tiːnz/
plural noun
1.
the years of a person's life between the ages of 13 and 19 inclusive
2.
all the numbers that end in -teen
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Word Origin and History for teen
n.

"teen-aged person," 1818 (but rare before 20c.), from -teen. As an adjective meaning "of or for teen-agers," from 1947.

-teen

combining form meaning "ten more than," from Old English -tene, -tiene, from Proto-Germanic *tekhuniz (cf. Old Saxon -tein, Dutch -tien, Old High German -zehan, German -zehn, Gothic -taihun), an inflected form of the root of ten; cognate with Latin -decim (cf. Italian -dici, Spanish -ce, French -ze). The combining form of ordinal numbers, -teenth, developed from Old English -teoða, -teoðe (West Saxon), teogoða (Anglian) "tenth."

teens

n.

1670s (plural), "teen-age years of a person," formed from -teen taken as a separate word. As "decade of years comprising numbers ending in -teen," from 1889.

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Slang definitions & phrases for teen

teen

noun

A teenage person; teenager: a really interesting biz for a teen who loves being busy/ a robust health that would be remarkable on a teener/ ''You only pass this way once,'' he tells a teenie in persuading her to come along for a ride


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