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screenager

[ skreen-ey-jer ]
/ ˈskrinˌeɪ dʒər /
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noun Informal.

a teen or young adult who is proficient with computers, smartphones, etc., and who generally spends considerable time browsing the internet, gaming, or conversing via social media:With two working parents and three screenagers, a family dinner with real conversation is a rarity.

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Origin of screenager

First recorded in 1955–60, in the sense “a young person who watches a lot of television”; screen + (teen)ager
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British Dictionary definitions for screenager

screenager
/ (ˈskriːnˌeɪdʒə) /

noun

informal a teenager who is dully conversant with and skilled in the use of computers and other electronic devices
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