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[teen-eyj] /ˈtinˌeɪdʒ/
of, relating to, or characteristic of a teenager.
Also, teenaged.
Origin of teenage
1920-25; teen (see teens) + age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for teenage
  • No trip with teenage daughters is complete without shopping expeditions.
  • teenage heads bob into sight--straining and craning on tiptoes to look in.
  • Such misdeeds are likely committed by budding psychopaths or teenage pranksters, she added.
  • Read from a teenage soldier's diary and a doctor's gruesome accounts of disease, hunger, and cold.
  • She's been interviewing teenage boys about their friendships, and what she's found is remarkable.
  • The correspondent says that he thinks these books can bring more teenage boys into the reading habit.
  • Before venturing into college teaching, she counseled elementary students and unwed teenage mothers.
  • For those worried about teenage reading habits, there's some comfort.
  • All of his teenage landmarks were gone or radically altered.
  • teenage pregnancy perpetuates the cycle of poverty, the authors note.
British Dictionary definitions for teenage


(prenominal) of or relating to the time in a person's life between the ages of 13 and 19 inclusive
this period of time
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for teenage

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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