Origin and Etymology of tween
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Examples of tween in a Sentence
a movie that appeals to tweens
Recent Examples of tween from the Web
The rest of us found her stiff and uninspiring, and thought the fan-fiction was better left for tweens.
And tweens (ages 8 to 12) use media almost seven hours a day.
In January, the group launched Teen Initiate, a program that gives high school students the chance express their passion in a subject by teaching younger teens and tweens.
Another fun offering is Teens Nite Out ($45/class): Teens and tweens come to learn kitchen skills, cook a meal and hang out.
Cora thinks of dinosaurs the way tweens today regard unicorns.
Despite how much teens and tweens love their smartphones (and Musical.ly apps), scientists believe being tethered to these technological devices may potentially have negative health effects on kids.
It was also played on the radio near-constantly, perfect for any tween to daydream about their own (imaginary) long-distance significant other.
While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens all hope to win the bee.
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TWEEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tween for English Language Learners
: a boy or girl who is 11 or 12 years old
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