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'tween

[ tween ]
/ twin /
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preposition

contraction of between.

noun

Also tween, tweeny. a youngster between 10 and 12 years of age, considered too old to be a child and too young to be a teenager.

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Origin of 'tween

1250–1300; Middle English twene, aphetic variant of atwene (see a-1) or betwenebetween
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'tween
/ (twiːn) poetic, or dialect /

contraction of

between
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