awkward age

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  1. early adolescence.

Origin of awkward age

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby awkward age Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use awkward age in a sentence

  • I like to think of a crowd with pikes and torches shouting passages from "The awkward age."

    Varied Types | G. K. Chesterton
  • He was just of that awkward age when boys fancy themselves men, and men are not prepared to lower themselves to their level.

  • It is both; and until the loss and the gain, the new and the old, are permanently separated and balanced, the awkward age lasts.

    Bits About Home Matters | Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Both were painfully conscious of their awkward age and the fact that they were no longer children.

    The Transformation of Job | Frederick Vining Fisher
  • "The awkward age," fairy godmother and spotless lamb and all the rest of it.

    Instigations | Ezra Pound