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teenager

[teen-ey-jer] /ˈtinˌeɪ dʒər/
noun
1.
a person in his or her teens.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; teenage + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for teenager

teenager

/ˈtiːnˌeɪdʒə/
noun
1.
a person between the ages of 13 and 19 inclusive
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Word Origin and History for teenager
n.

also teen ager, teen-ager; derived noun from teenage (q.v.), 1922. The earlier word for this was teener, attested in American English from 1894, and teen had been used as a noun to mean "teen-aged person" in 1818, though this was not common before 20c.

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