teen·​age | \ ˈtēn-ˌāj How to pronounce teenage (audio) \
variants: or teenaged \ ˈtēn-​ˌājd How to pronounce teenage (audio) \

Definition of teenage

: of, being, or relating to people in their teens

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teenager \ ˈtēn-​ˌā-​jər How to pronounce teenage (audio) \ noun

Examples of teenage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The majority of Southern Baptists are also older white conservatives, a base that’s difficult to risk offending as the number of teenage baptisms declines. Andrew J. Yawn, USA TODAY, "A Georgia church, kicked out of the SBC for allowing gay members, wants to make sure 'everybody’s welcome'," 5 Apr. 2021 During production, Ryan said that Pedrad — still in her Chad makeup and costume — would quiz him between takes to see if the teenage characters were coming across as authentic. New York Times, "In ‘Chad,’ Nasim Pedrad Embraces Her Inner Teen Boy," 2 Apr. 2021 The children — more than 700 had arrived by Monday — are teenage girls ages 13 through 17. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: They’re kids. Helping them doesn’t take anything away from yours, so don’t frame this as “us v. them”," 2 Apr. 2021 Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: James Dean in ‘Giant’ on TCM and more," 2 Apr. 2021 Merriwether recalled volunteering at a symposium L.I.V.E. Outreach was hosting, and being shocked that some of the teenage participants didn’t know how to sign their names. Freep.com, "Detroiter works with area foster care girls to ensure future successes," 2 Apr. 2021 No specific characters have yet been confirmed to appear in an upcoming stage adaptation of the fantasy series, but a few seem like safe bets — including a teenage Jaime Lannister. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Stage adaptation of ‘Game of Thrones’ aims to hit Broadway in 2023," 31 Mar. 2021 Per People, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan surprised a teenage student, who was logging on to a virtual mentoring session and was shocked to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on her screen. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Surprised a Young Student with a Virtual Tutoring Session," 31 Mar. 2021 The teenage killer spent 39 years behind bars for the cold-blooded killing, before being released in 2019. Fox News, "NYPD cop-killer is now helping reform the police in New York," 30 Mar. 2021

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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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7 Apr 2021

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“Teenage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teenage. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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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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