pre·​teen·​ag·​er | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈtē-nā-jər How to pronounce preteenager (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Campanelli’s office represented a 12-year-old boy who was ordered confined in September 2018 by a Cook County judge, despite an ordinance passed by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that barred the custodial detention of preteenagers. Emily Hoerner,, "Chicago’s public defender plans to ask Illinois Supreme Court to reverse decision that permits holding preteens in custody, despite county ordinance," 8 Nov. 2019

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Preteenager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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