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 Even after a 1994 lawsuit accused him of raping a teenage boy multiple times over a three-year period, Edward Igle remained in ministry in the Camden, New Jersey, diocese until 2000. USA Today, "Most priests accused of sexually abusing children were never sent to prison. Here's why," 12 Nov. 2019 Police praised the courage of a third teenage boy who tried to break up the fight and suffered a non-life-threatening wound to the ear in the process, according to the BBC. Fox News, "London teenager fatally stabbed at knife awareness course," 10 Nov. 2019 Two teenage boys will now be tried as adults after being charged with the murder of a photographer in Ohio. CBS News, "Ohio teens charged with murder of photographer after pushing log off cliff," 8 Nov. 2019 Girls arranged their skirts and posed coyly in the garden of Frida Kahlo’s famous blue house; teenage boys threw up double peace signs in front of the massive Palacio de Bellas Artes, mugging for each other and the camera. Zan Romanoff, Bon Appétit, "I Thought Taking Pictures on Vacation Was a Waste of Time Until I Saw This Photo of Me," 6 Nov. 2019 Unlike the riots of 2005, which were sparked by the deaths of two teenage boys electrocuted in a power substation as officers were chasing them, the latest attacks have no obvious trigger. BostonGlobe.com, "PARIS — A resurgence of anti-police violence has emerged in the long-troubled towns around Paris, signs that lawlessness still simmers in French urban hotspots that exploded in three weeks of rioting in 2005.," 6 Nov. 2019 Most are teenage boys, though girls and children also attempt the trip. Paulina Villegas, New York Times, "Detentions of Child Migrants at the U.S. Border Has Surged to Record Levels," 29 Oct. 2019 Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Brooke Arbeitman said two teenage boys died of carbon monoxide poisoning late Sunday in Weleetka, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) east of Oklahoma City. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma," 21 Oct. 2019 During the investigation into the incident, detectives learned about two teenage boys who may have been involved, the Hocking County Sheriff's Office said. Christina Maxouris And Joshua Girsky, CNN, "Two teenage boys were charged after a woman was killed by a falling log in an Ohio park," 12 Oct. 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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19 Nov 2019

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“Teenage.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teenaged. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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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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