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teenager

[teen-ey-jer] /ˈtinˌeɪ dʒər/
noun
1.
a person in his or her teens.
Origin of teenager
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; teenage + -er1
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  • The vendor, a Turkish teenager with a luxurious mustache, nodded.

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  • Adults 90 cents, teenager with a card is 50 cents, and a child is 35, and you have a pass ticket.

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  • Was the man that you were talking about in this affidavit the teenager?

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  • Ben flipped the car registration slot to "stand-by" and went back to the teenager's car.

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  • A tow-bar extruded from the back of the police vehicle and a magnaclamp locked onto the front end of the teenager's car.

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British Dictionary definitions for teenager

teenager

/ˈtiːnˌeɪdʒə/
noun
1.
a person between the ages of 13 and 19 inclusive
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Word Origin and History for teenager
n.

also teen ager, teen-ager; derived noun from teenage (q.v.), 1922. The earlier word for this was teener, attested in American English from 1894, and teen had been used as a noun to mean "teen-aged person" in 1818, though this was not common before 20c.

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