-teen


a suffix used to form cardinal numerals from 13 to 19.

Nearby words

Origin of -teen

Middle English, Old English -tēne, combining form of ten; cognate with Dutch -tien, German -zehn
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British Dictionary definitions for -teen

-teen


n combining form

ten: added to modified forms of the numbers 3 to 9 to form the numbers 13 to 19

Derived Forms

-teenth, adj combining form

Word Origin for -teen

Old English -tēne, -tӯne
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