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teen Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
    teenager; adolescent; stripling.
  2. adjective satellite being of the age 13 through 19
    teenage; teenaged; adolescent.
    • teenage mothers
    • the teen years
WordNet

Teen noun
Etymology
OE. tene, AS. teóna reproach, wrong, fr. teón to accuse; akin to G. zeihen, Goth. gateihan to tell, announce, L. dicere to say. See Token.
Definitions
  1. Grief; sorrow; affiction; pain. Archaic Chaucer. Spenser.
    With public toil and private teen Thou sank'st alone. M. Arnold.
Teen transitive verb
Etymology
AS. teónian, tnan, to slander, vex. *64. See Teen, n.
Definitions
  1. To excite; to provoke; to vex; to affict; to injure. Obs. Piers Plowman.
Teen transitive verb
Etymology
See Tine to shut.
Definitions
  1. To hedge or fence in; to inclose. Prov. Eng. Halliwell.

Webster 1913