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

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 An all-white jury convicted Cooper of assault and rape of a white teenage girl in an area then known as Rockland in Baltimore County. Ngan Ho, Baltimore Sun, 4 June 2022 This Netflix series also follows an awkward teenage girl with supernatural powers. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 30 May 2022 More cases take the detective’s attention: a teenage girl is found slain in a park; a smut peddler falls to death from a roof. Tom Nolan, WSJ, 27 May 2022 The 18-year-old shooter also texted a teenage girl in Germany about his plans. Harold Maass, The Week, 26 May 2022 For every teenage girl in the United States, Roe v. Wade has always been the law of the land. Ashley R. Williams, USA TODAY, 24 May 2022 Published in 1964 under a pseudonym and reissued this month, Greenberg’s I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is a fearless coming-of-age novel about Deborah Blau, a midwestern Jewish teenage girl in the 1950s. Lauren Leblanc, The Atlantic, 23 May 2022 It’s the true story of a teenage girl who lived during the Holocaust and was forced to hide with her family for more than two years to escape persecution. Sheryl Devore, Chicago Tribune, 22 May 2022 Moll and regular cowriter Gilles Marchand decided to focus on a single case in 18.3, which followed the killing of a teenage girl, Clara (Lula Cotton Frapier), whose body was found scorched to death in an otherwise tranquil suburban community. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of teenage

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Teenage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teenage. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for teenage


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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