subteen

[suhb-teen]

noun

a young person approaching the teens or adolescence.
a range of even-numbered garment sizes, chiefly from 6 to 14, designed for girls under 13.

adjective

of, relating to, or designed for subteens: subteen clothes.

Nearby words

  1. subsume,
  2. subsumption,
  3. subsurface,
  4. subsystem,
  5. subtangent,
  6. subtemperate,
  7. subtenant,
  8. subtend,
  9. subtenure,
  10. subterfuge

Origin of subteen

First recorded in 1950–55; sub- + teen2

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British Dictionary definitions for subteen

subteen

noun

US and Canadian rare a young person who has not yet become a teenager
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