teenage

or teen·aged

[ teen-eyj ]
/ ˈtinˌeɪdʒ /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a teenager.

Nearby words

  1. teem,
  2. teeming,
  3. teemingly,
  4. teen,
  5. teena,
  6. teenaged,
  7. teenager,
  8. teener,
  9. teens,
  10. teensy

Origin of teenage

1920–25; teen (see teens) + age

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for teenage


British Dictionary definitions for teenage

teenage

/ (ˈtiːnˌeɪdʒ) /

adjective Also: teenaged

(prenominal) of or relating to the time in a person's life between the ages of 13 and 19 inclusive

noun

this period of time
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for teenage

teenage

adj.

also teen age, teen-age; 1911, formed from -teen as a separate word + age (n.). Originally in reference to Sunday School classes. Teen-aged (adj.) is from 1922.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper