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

Example Sentences

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,, 8 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preteenager was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Preteenager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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