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teenage

or teenaged

[teen-eyj] /ˈtinˌeɪdʒ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a teenager.
Origin of teenage
1920-1925
1920-25; teen (see teens) + age
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  • The teen-aged girls, who helped their mothers as little as possible, watched the boys and giggled.

    Plowing On Sunday Sterling North
  • Rick, a teen-aged version of his long-legged, athletic father, was consumed with curiosity.

    The Flaming Mountain Harold Leland Goodwin
  • The teen-aged boys, after work in the fields, wrestled and boxed, not always in fun.

    Plowing On Sunday Sterling North
  • Since the able-bodied men of Northumberland were away on the battlefields, this group was composed of teen-aged boys and old men.

    The Stronghold Miriam Haynie
British Dictionary definitions for teen-aged

teenage

/ˈtiːnˌeɪdʒ/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) of or relating to the time in a person's life between the ages of 13 and 19 inclusive
noun
2.
this period of time
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Word Origin and History for teen-aged

teenage

adj.

also teen age, teen-age; 1911, formed from -teen as a separate word + age (n.). Originally in reference to Sunday School classes. Teen-aged (adj.) is from 1922.

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