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teenage

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[teen-eyj] /ˈtinˌeɪdʒ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a teenager.
Origin of teenage
1920-1925
1920-25; teen (see teens) + age
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  • And I won't have these teenage girls for Kenneth with their boyfriends lolling all over the sofa.

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  • A teenage hacker-turned-hero pits himself against the government to fight for his basic freedoms.

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  • Was this teenage boy—do you know where this teenage boy got on the bus?

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  • The United States has the highest rate of teenage drug use of any industrialized nation.

    What Works: Schools Without Drugs United States Department of Education
  • True, teenage delinquents sometimes stole cars just to use them joyriding, or as some sort of prank.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for teenage

teenage

/ˈtiːnˌeɪdʒ/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) of or relating to the time in a person's life between the ages of 13 and 19 inclusive
noun
2.
this period of time
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Word Origin and History for teenage
adj.

also teen age, teen-age; 1911, formed from -teen as a separate word + age (n.). Originally in reference to Sunday School classes. Teen-aged (adj.) is from 1922.

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