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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Those injured Friday night near Soldan High School in St. Louis were a woman in her 40s and two teenage boys, FOX 2 of St. Louis reported. Fox News, "Girl, 8, killed, others wounded in gunfire near high school football jamboree," 24 Aug. 2019 The girl, two teenage boys and a woman were shot near Soldan High School, police said. Jason Hanna And Melissa Alonso, CNN, "An 8-year-old girl was shot dead in St. Louis near a high school event," 24 Aug. 2019 In Hay, two Aboriginal men escorted the hearse into a park, where an honor guard of teenage boys carried the coffin to an ancient purification ceremony that involved cleansing it with smoking eucalyptus leaves. David Maurice Smith, Smithsonian, "A 42,000-Year-Old Man Finally Goes Home," 23 Aug. 2019 One teenage boy recalled living in a hotel for more than eight months alongside prostitutes. Ceylan Yeginsu, New York Times, "Homeless Children Are Being Housed in Shipping Containers, English Report Finds," 21 Aug. 2019 Two teenage boys got the scare of a lifetime when a bear sauntered into a vacation home, interrupting their Saturday night TV-watching, to help itself to a meal of taco meat, two pints of ice cream and crackers. Los Angeles Times, "Teens hide out as bear helps itself to taco meat and ice cream in house," 20 Aug. 2019 Chicago police said a person believed to be a teenage boy or young adult was discovered dead with a gunshot wound in his neck late Monday in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Alice Yin, chicagotribune.com, "‘That could be my son’: Male found shot to death on Chicago Lawn sidewalk, police say," 20 Aug. 2019 The facility houses unaccompanied teenage immigrant boys ages 13 to 17 who arrived at the border without parents or a legal guardian. oregonlive.com, "Immigrant child detainees in Portland showed signs of suicidal thoughts 8 times last year, federal records show," 9 Aug. 2019 The bill would likely force schools, even religious ones, to grant teenage boys who identify as girls access to girls’ locker rooms and open-bay showers. John Mccormack, National Review, "How Extreme Is the Equality Act?," 29 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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