teen·age | \ ˈtēn-ˌāj \
variants: or teenaged \ˈtēn-ˌājd \

Definition of teenage 

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

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teenager \ˈtēn-ˌā-jər \ noun

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Thus, the first images of such migrants in the U.S. media were exclusively of pre-pubescent and teenage males; which is to say, the kind of children that the right is most adept at demonizing. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Ended Family Separation Because Dehumanizing Infants Is Hard," 20 June 2018 Police announced later Tuesday that three other teenage males were in custody and are suspected of burglaries in the area. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "16-year-old charged in Maryland police officer’s death, three others in custody," 22 May 2018 Three other suspects — all teenage males — are also in custody. Sarah Meehan, baltimoresun.com, "16-year-old charged in Baltimore County police officer's death held without bail," 22 May 2018 The aunt of a teenage male who was injured in a shooting Sunday afternoon (April 15) said her nephew was hit during a drive-by shooting in the Gentilly neighborhood. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii, NOLA.com, "17-year-old injured in Gentilly drive-by shooting, victim's aunt says," 15 Apr. 2018 Minneapolis park police on Thursday were investigating the validity of a 911 call that led to the handcuffing of four black teenage boys after witnesses in a viral video said the youth were actually the victims of racial slurs. Jacob Taylor /, NBC News, "Viral video of handcuffed black teens in Minneapolis sparks police investigation," 12 July 2018 In the video, an officer is seen holding on to a teenage boy sitting on a sidewalk while a group of mostly boys shout profanities at him. PEOPLE.com, "Police Officer Pulls a Gun on a Group of Children During Heated Confrontation: 'Back Up!'," 11 July 2018 Carnegie began his ascent as a teenage messenger boy in a telegraph office. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Entire History of Steel," 9 July 2018 One of the teenage boys then drove the van away from the scene with the 18-year-old still in the back seat. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Teens held scissors to Glendale man's neck, threw him out of moving car during robbery, police say," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of teenage

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teenage was in 1921

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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 \
variants: or teenaged \-ˌājd \

Kids Definition of teenage

: being or relating to teenagers teenage styles

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