teen

1
[ teen ]
/ tin /

noun

Archaic. suffering; grief.
Obsolete. injury; harm.

Origin of teen

1
before 1000; Middle English tene, Old English tēona; cognate with Old Frisian tiona, Old Saxon tiono, Old Norse tjōn

Definition for teen (2 of 4)

teen

2
[ teen ]
/ tin /

adjective

noun

a teenager.

Origin of teen

2
First recorded in 1940–45; by shortening

Definition for teen (3 of 4)

teens

[ teenz ]
/ tinz /

plural noun

the numbers 13 through 19, especially in a progression, as the 13th through the 19th years of a lifetime or of a given or implied century.

Origin of teens

1595–1605; teen (extracted from numbers with -teen as final element) + -s3

Definition for teen (4 of 4)

-teen


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

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 (1 of 4)

teen

1
/ (tiːn) /

adjective

informal another word for teenage

British Dictionary definitions for teen (2 of 4)

teen

2
/ (tiːn) /

noun

obsolete affliction or woe

Word Origin for teen

Old English tēona; related to Old Saxon tiono, Old Frisian tiona injury

British Dictionary definitions for teen (3 of 4)

-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

British Dictionary definitions for teen (4 of 4)

teens

/ (tiːnz) /

pl n

the years of a person's life between the ages of 13 and 19 inclusive
all the numbers that end in -teen
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