Etymology
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teen (n.)

"teen-aged person," 1818 (but rare before 20c.), from -teen. As an adjective meaning "of or for teen-agers," from 1947.

updated on May 30, 2012

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Definitions of teen from WordNet
1
teen (n.)
a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;
2
teen (adj.)
being of the age 13 through 19;
the teen years
Synonyms: adolescent / teenage / teenaged
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