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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Minneapolis park police on Thursday were investigating the validity of a 911 call that led to the handcuffing of four black teenage boys after witnesses in a viral video said the youth were actually the victims of racial slurs. Jacob Taylor /, NBC News, "Viral video of handcuffed black teens in Minneapolis sparks police investigation," 12 July 2018 In the video, an officer is seen holding on to a teenage boy sitting on a sidewalk while a group of mostly boys shout profanities at him. PEOPLE.com, "Police Officer Pulls a Gun on a Group of Children During Heated Confrontation: 'Back Up!'," 11 July 2018 Carnegie began his ascent as a teenage messenger boy in a telegraph office. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Entire History of Steel," 9 July 2018 One of the teenage boys then drove the van away from the scene with the 18-year-old still in the back seat. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Teens held scissors to Glendale man's neck, threw him out of moving car during robbery, police say," 9 July 2018 Two years later, a teenage boy was killed attempting to perform similar stunts there. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "Doing It for the ‘Gram Turns Deadly," 9 July 2018 Buy Photo Three teenage boys were wounded, one critically, in a pair of shootings over the weekend in Philadelphia, police said. Joseph A. Gambardello, Philly.com, "3 teens among weekend shooting victims in Philadelphia," 9 July 2018 About 80 percent of those children arrived unaccompanied at the border, and many are teenage boys. BostonGlobe.com, "US to reunite immigrant families as controversy rages," 5 July 2018 For acts of heroism: In October 2017 A teenage boy from Gloucester, Rhode Island, went missing. Grant Suneson And John Harrington, USA TODAY, "The 25 most heroic dogs in America," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of teenage

1921, in the meaning defined above

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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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