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teenager

[teen-ey-jer]
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noun
  1. a person in his or her teens.
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Origin of teenager

First recorded in 1935–40; teenage + -er1
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Related Words for teenager

youth, juvenile, youngster, minor, teen, stripling, teenybopper

Examples from the Web for teenager

Contemporary Examples of teenager

Historical Examples of teenager

  • The vendor, a Turkish teenager with a luxurious mustache, nodded.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow

  • Adults 90 cents, teenager with a card is 50 cents, and a child is 35, and you have a pass ticket.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • Was the man that you were talking about in this affidavit the teenager?

    Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • Ben flipped the car registration slot to "stand-by" and went back to the teenager's car.

    Code Three

    Rick Raphael

  • A tow-bar extruded from the back of the police vehicle and a magnaclamp locked onto the front end of the teenager's car.

    Code Three

    Rick Raphael


British Dictionary definitions for teenager

teenager

noun
  1. a person between the ages of 13 and 19 inclusive
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Word Origin and History for teenager

n.

also teen ager, teen-ager; derived noun from teenage (q.v.), 1922. The earlier word for this was teener, attested in American English from 1894, and teen had been used as a noun to mean "teen-aged person" in 1818, though this was not common before 20c.

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