'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.

Nearby words

  1. 't,
  2. 'til,
  3. 'tis,
  4. 'tude,
  5. 'twas,
  6. 'tween deck,
  7. 'twere,
  8. 'twill,
  9. 'twixt,
  10. 'twould

Origin of 'tween

1250–1300; Middle English twene, aphetic variant of atwene (see a-1) or betwene between

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British Dictionary definitions for tween

'tween

/ (twiːn) poetic, or dialect /

contraction of

between
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