teens

[teenz]
plural noun
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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teen

1 [teen]
noun
1.
Archaic. suffering; grief.
2.
Obsolete. injury; harm.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English tene, Old English tēona; cognate with Old Frisian tiona, Old Saxon tiono, Old Norse tjōn

teen

2 [teen]
adjective
noun
2.
a teenager.

Origin:
1940–45; by shortening

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teen1 (tiːn)
 
adj
informal another word for teenage

teen2 (tiːn)
 
n
obsolete affliction or woe
 
[Old English tēona; related to Old Saxon tiono, Old Frisian tiona injury]

teens (tiːnz)
 
pl n
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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teens
1673 (plural), formed from -teen, taken as a separate word.
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Example sentences
Many species don't mate until they're in their teens, and then may bear small
  litters only once every two years.
When two teens are sitting together in the back seat of the car texting each
  other, there is vocal silence.
He'd gardened since he was old enough to hold a trowel, and in his teens he
  became interested in sustainable agriculture.
There are, in fact, solid correlations between how much reading teens do on
  their own and how well they perform in school.
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