teenage

adjective
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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Other Words from teenage

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

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Told in alternating perspectives between sisters, Violet and Lillian are left to take care of Althea and Proctor’s twin teenage girls after they are arrested for fraud. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "'The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls' Is a Stunning Debut From Anissa Gray," 1 Apr. 2019 Many teenage migrants settled with relatives in communities that already had large numbers of Guatemalan, Honduran, or Salvadoran immigrants. Dara Lind, Vox, "MS-13, explained," 21 May 2018 Today, Netflix blessed us with an intense, nearly three-minute-long sneak peek of the hit sci-fi series, teasing Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and her crew, gigantic demogorgons, and some adorable teenage hijinks. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Stranger Things Season 3 Trailer Is Finally Here and I Am Not Okay," 20 Mar. 2019 The core difference is that Bumblebee strips out much of the franchise’s wannabe macho excess, replacing it with a Spielbergian story about the friendship that forms between a robotic alien and a teenage girl. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Bumblebee proves Transformers movies can actually be resonant and emotional," 20 Dec. 2018 In March 2017, for example, United Airlines made headlines—and received backlash—for turning away two teenage girls who were wearing leggings. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Rules For Flying to Follow So You Don't Get Kicked Off Your Flight," 19 Dec. 2018 Groups of teenage students lined up outside Elander Williams’s brownstone in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn last month for an intimate tour of her cellar. Agaton Strom For The Wall Street Journal, WSJ, "A Bedford-Stuyvesant Brownstone Houses the History of the Black Experience in America," 3 Mar. 2019 Kensington Palace also shared a photo of the teenage prince shaking Harry's hand before the Sussexes departed from the palace. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears Custom Carolina Herrera to Meet the King of Morocco with Prince Harry," 25 Feb. 2019 Turns out, Kate Middleton and Prince William have a very similar teenage love-from-afar kind of story, except clearly with a happier ending and much less of an age gap. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Had a Prince William Poster in Her Boarding School Dorm, According to One of the Girls Who Lived with Her," 23 Feb. 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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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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