or teen·aged



of, relating to, or characteristic of a teenager.

Origin of teenage

1920–25; teen (see teens) + age
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Related Words for teenage

immature, juvenile, young, youthful, pubescent

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adjective Also: teenaged

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


this period of time
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Word Origin and History for teenage

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.

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