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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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British Dictionary definitions for 'tween

'tween
/ (twiːn) poetic, or dialect /

contraction of
between
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