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Definition of teens

: the numbers 13 to 19 inclusive specifically : the years 13 to 19 in a lifetime or century

First Known Use of teens

1596, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teens

-teen (as in thirteen)

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The first known use of teens was in 1596

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“Teens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teens. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of teens

: the numbers 13 through 19 especially : the years 13 through 19 in a century or a person's lifetime


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Kids Definition of teens

: the years 13 through 19 in a person's life

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