Definition of teen in English:


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Pronunciation: /tiːn


Relating to teenagers: a teen idol
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  • Now you can't move for former teen idols reconfiguring themselves for an adult audience.
  • This, combined with more spending power, saw the emergence of teen idols of which Frank was one of the first.
  • If these are complex times for teenagers, they're fascinating for teen pop.


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A teenager.
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  • Parents have a wide range of reactions when they find out their teen is having a baby.
  • As a teen, she lived briefly in a foster home, but is now on good terms with her parents.
  • Mike asked the teen's parents if he could take the boy to the Air Force base for lunch.


early 19th century (as a noun): abbreviation. The adjective dates from the 1940s.

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