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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James Huang, 59, brought his teenage daughter along to the event. Suyin Haynes / Taipei, Time, "One Year on From His Death, Taiwan Remembers Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo," 13 July 2018 Dan Verch, his wife and their two teenage daughters experienced both ends of the spectrum. Reema Amin, baltimoresun.com, "Housing indicators reflect strong seller's market in Baltimore region," 13 July 2018 During her trial in 2009, a prosecutor told jurors that Mendez had fallen into a depression after her husband died and became frustrated after her teenage daughter got pregnant with Emmanuel. Marisa Gerber, latimes.com, "Judge orders release of woman who served 11 years behind bars in grandson's death," 12 July 2018 In A Head Full of Ghosts, a blue-collar Boston family contends with the abnormal behavior of their teenage daughter, who may or may not be possessed by a demon. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Paul Tremblay’s apocalyptic novel The Cabin at the End of the World is a parents’ worst nightmare," 30 June 2018 This year alone, monitors of the conflict have reported the gang-rape of a young girl fetching water from a river, and the gang-rape by 17 soldiers of a woman who had tried to protect her teenage daughter from a similar assault and failed. Washington Post, "In South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd brings spirit of #MeToo," 29 June 2018 Skinner showed up at the family’s home in Goochland County on Friday afternoon, when the girl’s mother was home with her two teenage daughters. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "He flew from New Zealand to meet a Virginia 14-year-old. Mom greeted him with a gun, cops say," 25 June 2018 Freaky Friday Center Rep presents the musical adaptation of Mary Rodgers’ 1972 novel about a body swap between an overworked mother and her teenage daughter. SFChronicle.com, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of June 24," 22 June 2018 Turner’s teenage daughter passed out cider and cookies. Ben Austen, The New Republic, "How one American city chose to tackle crime, combat racism, and reckon with the legacy of police brutality," 21 June 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 express warning or disapproval

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