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preteen

[ pree-teen ]
/ pri藞tin /
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noun
Also called pre路teen路ag路er [pree-teen-ey-jer], /pri藞tin藢e瑟 d蕭蓹r/, pre路teen路er. a boy or girl under the age of 13, especially one between the ages of 9 and 12.
preteens, the years immediately preceding one's thirteenth birthday.
adjective
designating or characteristic of a preteen or preteens: two preteen daughters.
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Origin of preteen

First recorded in 1950鈥55; pre- + teen1
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British Dictionary definitions for preteen

preteen
/ (pri藧藞ti藧n) /

noun
a boy or girl approaching his or her teens
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for preteen

preteen
[ pr膿t膿n ]

adj.
Relating to or designed for children especially between the ages of 10 and 12.
Being a child especially between the ages of 10 and 12; preadolescent.
n.
A preteen boy or girl.
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