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

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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 Oh yeah, and in case any of you forgot, Donny was a total teenage heartthrob back in the '70s. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "We're 100% Convinced That Donny Osmond Is the Peacock on 'The Masked Singer'," 21 Feb. 2019 Her case garnered international attention and provided a disturbing look at teenage depression and suicide. Alanna Durkin Richer, The Seattle Times, "Woman begins jail sentence for texting suicide conviction," 11 Feb. 2019 Goldwater usually cited his experiences in Hiawatha, Kansas, as the foundation for his vision of teenage life... Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Where Exactly Is "Riverdale" Located?!," 15 Jan. 2019 Many commentators have written off the possible encounter as teenage shenanigans. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "Three Teenage Girls Penned a Moving Letter of Support for Christine Blasey Ford," 21 Sep. 2018 Its amazing to have seen a series that addresses relevant issues like teenage pregnancy, father-son issues, being both gay and a christian, peer pressure, etc. in just one show. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Here's Everything We Know About "Sex Education" Season 2," 14 Jan. 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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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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