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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The incident Landen referred to made national headlines in June 2017 when then-teenage rapper XXXTentacion was assaulted and knocked out in the middle of his performance at the North Park venue. Pauline Repard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Observatory North Park to pay $140,000 in city complaint settlement," 13 July 2019 This current teenage team reportedly has college recruiters already checking them out. Bill Plaschke, latimes.com, "Los Angeles’ Latina club is trying to change the face of women’s soccer," 13 July 2019 Every year, thousands of influencers, agents, managers, industry executives, and screaming teenage fans descend on the Anaheim Convention Center in search of the next big internet star. Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, "TikTok Stars Are Preparing to Take Over the Internet," 12 July 2019 Twenty years ago, on a musical landscape that feels very far away, two of the biggest acts to break through were a teenage Lil Wayne and Blink-182, a group of twenty-somethings trying their best to sound like teenagers. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, "Nobody on stage seemed to be having fun at Lil Wayne and Blink-182’s nostalgia show," 12 July 2019 Elwood, the protagonist, is a teenage acolyte of Martin Luther King in the Jim Crow Florida of the early 1960s. The Economist, "Colson Whitehead’s searing new novel," 11 July 2019 The case of Michelle Carter, who urged her teenage boyfriend toward suicide over texts and phone calls and now is serving 15 months in jail, remains controversial two years after her conviction. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, "6 Revelations in New Documentary on Suicide Texting Case of Michelle Carter," 11 July 2019 Although drowning seems to be more common among young children, teenage and adult swimmers also must take precaution when near bodies of water. Baylor College Of Medicine, Houston Chronicle, "Baylor College of Medicine provides water safety guidelines to prevent drowning," 11 July 2019 Mike Gravel, the former Alaska senator who is among the Democratic candidates for president, turned over his social media accounts to teenage supporters, whose pro-Gravel memes have made him a cult favorite online. Kevin Roose, New York Times, "Trump’s ‘Social Media Summit’: All the President’s Memes," 10 July 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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