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teener

[tee-ner]
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noun
  1. a teenager.

Origin of teener

First recorded in 1890–95; teen2 + -er1

teen2

[teen]
adjective
  1. teenage.
noun
  1. a teenager.

Origin of teen2

First recorded in 1940–45; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for teener

Historical Examples

  • She looked up at him, and the passion in her gaze made his heart skip like a teener's.

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    Arthur Dekker Savage


British Dictionary definitions for teener

teen1

adjective
  1. informal another word for teenage

teen2

noun
  1. obsolete affliction or woe

Word Origin

Old English tēona; related to Old Saxon tiono, Old Frisian tiona injury
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Word Origin and History for teener

teen

n.

"teen-aged person," 1818 (but rare before 20c.), from -teen. As an adjective meaning "of or for teen-agers," from 1947.

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