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

Examples of teenage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soleil had to celebrate her Quinceañera (15th birthday), a rite of passage for many Mexican American teenage girls, without her father. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, "Deported two years ago to Mexico, Jorge Garcia of metro Detroit returns to US," 11 Jan. 2020 Three separate crashes in less than 10 minutes in Andover Friday afternoon sent four teenage girls to the hospital and drew emergency responders from multiple communities, according to the fire department. Adam Sennott, BostonGlobe.com, "Four teens injured in one of 3 crashes in Andover," 10 Jan. 2020 In fact, the data is confounding in some respects, notably because teenage drinking overall has been dropping for years, a shift that researchers have heralded as a sign that alcohol has been successfully demonized as a serious health risk. Matt Richtel, New York Times, "Alcohol Deaths Have Risen Sharply, Particularly Among Women," 10 Jan. 2020 British Home Secretary Priti Patel has sent a notice requesting the U.S. government to extradite the wife of a diplomat accused of killing a teenage motorcyclist last summer. Spencer Neale, Washington Examiner, "UK sends extradition notice for diplomat's wife who killed teenager in summer car crash," 10 Jan. 2020 As Rouhselang’s parents continue to mourn their daughter, Trejo’s family spoke on a different side of the teenage killer. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, "Indiana Teen Who Fatally Stabbed Pregnant Cheerleader Girlfriend Sentenced to 65 Years Behind Bars," 9 Jan. 2020 Kadillac himself was the child of a teenage mother who had to work all the time, and he was frequently bullied during his youth. Gary Graff, Billboard, "How Superhero Movies Inspired Neon Dreams' 'Turn Back Now': Video Premiere," 8 Jan. 2020 Direct your thanks to Kendall Jenner, who posted the cutest '90s video of herself and baby Kylie Jenner under the supervision of a teenage Khloé Kardashian, with Caitlyn Jenner behind the camera, according to People. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Kendall Jenner Shared a Throwback Video Featuring Teenage Khloé Kardashian and Baby Kendall and Kylie," 7 Jan. 2020 Police in Allen are looking for the person who shot a teenage cyclist Monday afternoon. Tom Steele, Dallas News, "Teen shot while riding his bike in Allen, police say," 7 Jan. 2020

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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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15 Jan 2020

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“Teenage.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teenage. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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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