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tweener

noun

an athlete, esp. a basketball player, who does not do not possess enough size for one position or enough quickness for another

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tweener

noun

A person poised between two major categories: Yes, Bennett is a tweener, too small for fullback in most systems, but not Green Bay's, and too slow for halfback/ ''Tweeners'' aretrapped in asociological limbo-land, too big to be considered little kids but not old or mature enough to be looked upon as true adolescents

[1990s+; fr between]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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