teenage

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

Definition of teenage

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

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Other Words from teenage

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

Examples of teenage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keith Foster, a spokesman for the Rogers Police Department, said a 17-year-old boy was shot in the hip by another teenage boy. Nwa Democrat-gazette, Arkansas Online, "Police searching for suspect in Rogers shooting," 28 Feb. 2021 One of the victims, described as a teenage boy, was shot in the head and died immediately, while another was shot in the chest and died en route to a hospital. Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "Myanmar pro-democracy protesters call for national strike," 21 Feb. 2021 One of the victims, described as a teenage boy, was shot in the head and died immediately, while another was shot in the chest and died en route to a hospital. NBC News, "Mass protests and funeral follow deadly shootings in Myanmar," 21 Feb. 2021 The coming-of-age drama centers on a teenage boy (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) who wants to take after his late brother and join the same infamous crew of Baltimore dirt-bike riders, worrying his mom (Teyonah Parris). Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "25 powerful movies to stream in honor of Black History Month, from 'Da 5 Bloods' to 'One Night in Miami'," 17 Feb. 2021 Fort Worth police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing teenage girl. Tom Steele, Dallas News, "Missing 16-year-old was last seen in southern Fort Worth," 19 Jan. 2021 And in one sequence, Cassie even lures a teenage girl into her car for what looks to be a nefarious purpose. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Promising Young Woman," 15 Jan. 2021 Was Swift a teenage girl whose moment was ruined by an older man who couldn’t control himself? Nate Jones, Vulture, "All 179 Taylor Swift Songs, Ranked," 11 Jan. 2021 My girlfriend recently alerted me to a viral video in which a teenage girl complains about mathematics. John Horgan, Scientific American, "Is the Schrödinger Equation True?," 7 Jan. 2021

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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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2 Mar 2021

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“Teenage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teenage. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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teenage

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of teenage

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

teenage

adjective
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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