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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Just hours later, 80-year-old James Clark , of Dublin, Ohio, was rescued on Mount Washington after his teenage grandsons left him hiking alone. Laura Crimaldi, BostonGlobe.com, "Hikers find 70-year-old Dorchester man who was missing for days in White Mountains," 29 June 2019 The regular old teenage stuff in Spider-Man: Far from Home is great. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Spider-Man: Far from Home," 28 June 2019 Kansas Manhattan: An organization that sponsors an all-male student mock government apologized after this year’s teenage governor proposed eliminating the constitutional amendment that gave women the right to vote. USA TODAY, "Moon rocks, Misty of Chincoteague, Haiku Stairs: News from around our 50 states," 28 June 2019 Later, the Plumers fostered two teenage sisters who lived with the family for a year. courant.com, "Irene Plumer," 28 June 2019 Mayerling The Royal Ballet returns to Southern California after a decades-long absence with this three-act dance drama inspired by the scandalous 19th-century romance between the crown prince of Austria and his teenage mistress. Matt Cooper, latimes.com, "SoCal dance listings, June 30-July 7: BrockusRED, the Royal Ballet and more," 28 June 2019 Adult acne and teenage acne are both caused by a combination of things including hormonal imbalance, stress, dietary, environmental factors, and genetics, says Dr. Engelman. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "What Is Acne? What Causes Pimples and How to Treat Them," 27 June 2019 When Cry Havoc Theater Company traveled to South Texas to research a new work on immigration, one of the teenage actors recognized a boy who was being held in detention after coming across the border. Manuel Mendoza, Dallas News, "Teen actors take on sex education and immigration based on their experiences in school and at the border," 27 June 2019 Zendaya and Holland shine in scenes that channel the very best teenage romantic comedies. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Spider-Man: Far From Home starts slow. Then it swings for the stars.," 27 June 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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