1

teen

play
noun \ˈtēn\

Definition of teen

  1. :  a teenage person :  teenager

teen

adjective

1818

First Known Use of teen

1818


2

teen

noun

Definition of teen

archaic

  1. :  misery, affliction

Origin and Etymology of teen

Middle English tene, from Old English tēona injury, grief; akin to Old Norse tjōn loss, damage


First Known Use: 13th century



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up teen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a weapon for destroying ships

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-spelling-bee
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!