- 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
- Archaic. suffering; grief.
- Obsolete. injury; harm.
Origin of teen1
- a teenager.
Origin of teen2
Examples from the Web for teens
What is the suicide rate of Christian teens relative to transgender ones?Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around
December 14, 2014
That is seven children and teens killed by gunfire each and every day in America.The Fear About Things That Won't Kill Us Is Killing Us
October 25, 2014
But for some teens ISIS seems to symbolize power and purpose, a great drama promising deliverance from the humdrum.How ISIS’s Colorado Girls Were Caught
October 22, 2014
Teens may be unaware of the potential for their private images to end up being disseminated.Sexting Is the New ‘First Base’
October 9, 2014
As they went from their teens into their 20s, McCain and Kastigar each had minor run-ins with the law.American Jihadis Douglas McCain and Troy Kastigar: From Losers to Martyrs
August 28, 2014
She was no older than Dilly, but she had seemed matronly in her teens.
It was the plaid belonging to Stella Hardy, who had died in her teens.
He was getting as incorrigibly sentimental as a girl in her teens!Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
If we are ever to reach the Heights of Maturity we must spend ten years in the Teens.Almost A Man
They had ventured to apple parings together when not yet out of their 'teens.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail
- the years of a person's life between the ages of 13 and 19 inclusive
- all the numbers that end in -teen
- informal another word for teenage
- obsolete affliction or woe
Word Origin and History for teens
1670s (plural), "teen-age years of a person," formed from -teen taken as a separate word. As "decade of years comprising numbers ending in -teen," from 1889.
"teen-aged person," 1818 (but rare before 20c.), from -teen. As an adjective meaning "of or for teen-agers," from 1947.