Etymology
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teens (n.)

1670s (plural), "teen-age years of a person," formed from -teen taken as a separate word. As "decade of years comprising numbers ending in -teen," from 1889.

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Definitions of teens

teens (n.)
the time of life between the ages of 12 and 20;
teens (n.)
all the numbers that end in -teen;
From wordnet.princeton.edu