teen·​age | \ ˈtēn-ˌāj How to pronounce teenage (audio) \
variants: or teenaged \ ˈtēn-​ˌājd How to pronounce teenaged (audio) \

Definition of teenage

: of, being, or relating to people in their teens

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teenager \ ˈtēn-​ˌā-​jər How to pronounce teenager (audio) \ noun

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As Levy’s IRL son Dan revealed to Entertainment Weekly, allegations that the scene was inspired by a real family moment caused some teenage humiliation. Lydia Price, PEOPLE.com, "10 Celebrity Dads Who Love to Embarrass Their Kids," 14 June 2019 Of course, a betting person probably would have put money on your typical farewell to high school and all the trials and triumphs that come with that great, teeming theater of teenage life. Alejandra Reyes-velarde, latimes.com, "School valedictorian throws the book at teachers and staff in epic graduation speech," 14 June 2019 Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher is charged with stabbing to death a teenage Islamic State fighter under his care in Iraq in 2017 and then holding his reenlistment ceremony with the body. CBS News, "Rep. Duncan Hunter's wife to change not-guilty plea in misuse of campaign funds case," 13 June 2019 Also in the home are the couple’s teenage children, Madeline and Alex. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "Cozy Oldham County cottage impressed Lifetime enough to be featured in a movie," 13 June 2019 Police arrested three teenage suspects in April for intentionally burning down the theater. Tess Vrbin, courant.com, "Stratford is crowdfunding to rebuild the American Shakespeare Theatre — starting with an arts and culture festival," 12 June 2019 The most immediate cause was a gruesome case involving a teenage Hong Konger, Chan Tong-kai, who murdered his pregnant girlfriend during a trip to Taiwan in 2018 and dumped her body in in a suitcase before fleeing back to Hong Kong. Mary Hui, Quartz, "Everything you need to know about Hong Kong’s extradition law," 11 June 2019 Furthermore, the reduced exposure of smoking and vaping could help curb teenage smoking and vaping, Ward added. Rafael Guerrero, Elgin Courier-News, "South Elgin considering smoking ban in its public parks," 9 June 2019 The play concludes with her facing off against a real-life competitive teenage debater about whether to abolish the Constitution, their positions determined by a coin toss. Naureen Khan, The Atlantic, "The Tony-Nominated Play That Savages the U.S. Constitution," 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of teenage

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teenage was in 1912

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English Language Learners Definition of teenage

: between 13 and 19 years old
: relating to people who are between 13 and 19 years old


teen·​age | \ ˈtēn-ˌāj How to pronounce teenage (audio) \
variants: or teenaged \ -​ˌājd \

Kids Definition of teenage

: being or relating to teenagers teenage styles

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