teenage

adjective
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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Other Words from teenage

teenager \ ˈtēn-​ˌā-​jər \ noun

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Hunky teenage warlock Nick Scratch (Gavin Leatherwood) is much more interesting. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," 18 Dec. 2018 Roswell Shortly before Smallville premiered in the early '00s, the WB released Roswell, which executed a fine balancing act between teenage alien soap opera and serious teen drama. Seventeen, "The 20 Greatest TV Teen Dramas of All Time," 4 Dec. 2018 There were the teenage monks, shuffling down the street beneath the bright-white sun. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Luang Prabang Is the Ideal Southeast Asian City," 20 Nov. 2018 There’s a really powerful category of recent films about teenage girls coming of age through cannibalism, vampirism, or other body-mutating horrors. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "New trailers: Detective Pikachu, Toy Story 4, and more," 17 Nov. 2018 The beloved brand of teenage girls of the ’90s and early aughts inked a deal with Dolls Kill to create new collections under the Delia’s x Dolls Kill label. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "An Iconic Delia’s Model Remembers the Brand’s ’90s Heyday," 5 Nov. 2018 The kids are alright Although the vaccine is now recommended for both boys and girls, the initial drive was to get teenage girls vaccinated, given the link between HPV and cervical cancer. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Cultural barriers still stand in the way of HPV vaccine uptake," 4 Nov. 2018 Until recently, Sydney’s face was hairless, like any other teenage girl. Julia Michie Bruckner, Discover Magazine, "Low Note," 28 Sep. 2018 Malcolm Bryant, who was serving a life sentence for the killing of a teenage girl, was exonerated by DNA evidence. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore man exonerated of murder after 30 years in prison," 2 July 2018

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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 \
variants: or teenaged \ -​ˌājd \

Kids Definition of teenage

: being or relating to teenagers teenage styles

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