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preteen

noun pre·teen \ ˈprē-ˈtēn , -ˌtēn \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of preteen

:a boy or girl not yet 13 years old

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First Known Use of preteen

1938


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preteen

adjective

Definition of preteen

1 :relating to or produced for children especially in the 9 to 12 year-old age group
  • preteen fashions
2 :being younger than 13

Recent Examples of preteen from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'preteen.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of preteen

1929


PRETEEN Defined for English Language Learners

preteen

noun

Definition of preteen for English Language Learners

  • : a boy or girl who is 11 or 12 years old


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