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

Examples of teenage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scott and Westrope aren't the only teenage sweethearts facing new rules under the coronavirus pandemic. Matt Villano, CNN, "No, your teenager's boyfriend or girlfriend cannot come over during the pandemic," 12 May 2020 Now, Snap Camera could help the company expand beyond its dedicated teenage fan base, and into the corporate crowd. Sarah Frier, Bloomberg.com, "Snapchat Sees Surge in Downloads of Digital Face Masks," 10 May 2020 The owner of a Massachusetts ice cream parlor closed its doors just one day after reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic in response to how angry customers mistreated a teenage employee. Fox News, "Massachusetts ice cream shop closes one day after reopening amid coronavirus over patrons harassing workers," 10 May 2020 The three teenage teammates died in a helicopter crash in January, along with Bryant's dad, basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "WNBA names Gianna Bryant, Alyssa Altobelli and Payton Chester as honorary draft picks," 18 Apr. 2020 Pregnant girls and teenage mothers have been banned from state schools since 1961. Nusmila Lohani, The Christian Science Monitor, "Points of Progress: Hawaii’s state bird makes a comeback, and more," 17 Apr. 2020 Each new disappointment, each door closing, presents rising anxiety and rage; the teenage characters, meanwhile, can only nod and blink back tears and trudge on. Kaitlin Menza, Marie Claire, "The Excruciating Necessity of 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always'," 10 Apr. 2020 For teenage chef and social media star Eitan Bernath, that means chucking various items over his shoulder. Sarah Todd, Quartz, "A teen chef’s recipe for TikTok success," 8 Apr. 2020 Virtually every team in baseball found themselves in the same situation: How to house, feed and care for what had essentially become teenage refugees. Evan Grant, Dallas News, "Stranded from Venezuela and their families, prospects find refuge at Rangers Village during coronavirus pandemic," 2 May 2020

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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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20 May 2020

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“Teenage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teenage. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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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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