teen·​age ˈtēn-ˌāj How to pronounce teenage (audio)
variants or teenaged
: of, being, relating to, or intended for teenagers
teenage boys
the teenage years
teenage literature
They had two teenage daughters.

Examples of teenage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the people who submitted their DNA told a Portland detective that her teenage sister had disappeared in 1968 or 1969. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 24 Feb. 2024 In hindsight, my college degree in developmental psychology should have prepared me for the teenage years. Cheryl Maguire, Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2024 Infants born to teenage women are also more likely to be overweight or preterm. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 While she’s often admired for her slim figure in America, her body shape created a sense of internal estrangement from her African culture, especially during her teenage years. Annie Blay, Allure, 22 Feb. 2024 The beloved sitcom, based on the Archie Comics series and centered on Hart's teenage witch and her eccentric witch aunts (Beth Broderick and Caroline Rhea), aired for seven seasons between 1996 and 2003. Jessica Wang, EW.com, 22 Feb. 2024 Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1972, his teenage years were shaped — as so many teenage years are — by music. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 21 Feb. 2024 The story of a boy born into poverty to a teenage single mother in Appalachia. The California Independent Booksellers Alliance, Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 2024 As Cassie adjusts to the new terms of her life, Ezekiel hunts for three teenage girls in the city. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teenage was in 1912

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“Teenage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teenage. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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teen·​age ˈtē-ˌnāj How to pronounce teenage (audio)
variants or teenaged
: of, being, or relating to people in their teens
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