'tween

[tween]
preposition
1.
contraction of between.
noun
2.
Also, tween, tweeny. a youngster between 10 and 12 years of age, considered too old to be a child and too young to be a teenager.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English twene, aphetic variant of atwene (see a-1) or betwene between

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'tween (twiːn)
 
contraction of
between

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Main Entry:  tween
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See tweenager
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tween
abbreviation of between, recorded from c.1300.
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Example sentences
The play- ground is a fenced and paved lot be- tween a slum and the river.
He stands six feet two, and his weight varies be- tween two hundred and ten and two hundred and fifteen well-distributed pounds.
The line be tween the two, as any smithy knows, is thin.
If you are looking for a form fitting bright shiny coat for your tween, do not buy this one.
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