teen·age | \ˈtēn-ˌāj \
variants: or teenaged \ˈtēn-ˌājd \

Definition of teenage 

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

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teenager \ˈtēn-ˌā-jər \ noun

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On the night of the attack, Machnikowski had been at a party when, according to him, the teenage girl allegedly made disparaging comments about his appearance, authorities said. Clifford Ward, Naperville Sun, "Naperville man pleads guilty to attempted murder in attack on couple whose daughter, he claimed, criticized his looks at party," 29 June 2018 In another room, three teenage girls ate chicken soup and tortillas, served to them by an elderly couple from Dallas who’d come to town to help and had been directed to Catholic Charities by their hotel. Jennifer Epstein, Bloomberg.com, "Trump Policy Sows Confusion and Anxiety Across the Mexican Border," 28 June 2018 The film, directed by George Tillman Jr., follows Starr Carter, a teenage girl who spends her day code-switching between her elite, private high school and her black neighborhood. Jaya Saxena, GQ, "The Hate U Give," 25 June 2018 Her creators had even engineered her to talk like a wisecracking teenage girl. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "Unmasking A.I.'s Bias Problem," 25 June 2018 Officials came to our schools and picked out teenage girls to work at one of his 'hundreds' of homes around Pyongyang. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why North Korea Is Hell For Women," 15 June 2018 Thus, the first images of such migrants in the U.S. media were exclusively of pre-pubescent and teenage males; which is to say, the kind of children that the right is most adept at demonizing. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Ended Family Separation Because Dehumanizing Infants Is Hard," 20 June 2018 Police announced later Tuesday that three other teenage males were in custody and are suspected of burglaries in the area. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "16-year-old charged in Maryland police officer’s death, three others in custody," 22 May 2018 Three other suspects — all teenage males — are also in custody. Sarah Meehan, baltimoresun.com, "16-year-old charged in Baltimore County police officer's death held without bail," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of teenage

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teenage was in 1921

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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 \
variants: or teenaged \-ˌājd \

Kids Definition of teenage

: being or relating to teenagers teenage styles

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to reject or criticize sharply

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