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1. Relating to or designed for children especially between the ages of 9 and 12: preteen clothing.
2. Being a child especially between the ages of 9 and 12; preadolescent.
A preadolescent boy or girl.


a boy or girl approaching his or her teens



1. a boy or girl under the age of 13, esp. one between the ages of 10 and 13; preadolescent.
2. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or designed for preteens.
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Noun1.preteen - a preadolescent boy or girl (usually between 9 and 12 years of age); "little league is intended for the preteens"
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
Adj.1.preteen - of or relating to or designed for children between the ages of 9 and 12; "a preteen party"; "preteen clothing"
young, immature - (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people"
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As the world's largest soap recycler, Clean the World has contributed to a 30% reduction in pre-adolescent deaths from hygiene-related illnesses since 2009.
The Saudi director has previously been nominated for Best Short Film at the Stockholm Film Festival but will be looking to go one better at Diff 2015 with Scales, a fantasy feature that follows the story of Hayat, a pre-adolescent teen faced with fulfilling her destiny as a hunted, yet free, mermaid.
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Aunty Abi played it a lot when she was but a pre-adolescent, which resulted in the family dog of the day being named after it.
The capabilities, detailed in documents provided by NS A whistleblower Edward Snowden, even include an old standby for pre-adolescent prank callers everywhere: A way to connect two unsuspecting phone users together in a call.
Past studies have shown that caffeine increases blood pressure and decreases heart rate in children, teens and adults, including pre-adolescent boys and girls.
A kind of pre-adolescent liberation that springs from turning anything and everything--even the death of an unborn child--into a joke, made all the funnier by encasing it in sophomoric language that is beneath what you'd find in a senior high locker room.
In addition to violence, Public Health officials cited forced marriage, often between pre-adolescent girls and adult men, as well as widespread illiteracy as the main adversities facing female Afghans that contribute to the startling rates of suicide.
As for men, relationships between older men and pre-adolescent boys were encouraged but, like everything else in ancient Greek society these were governed by a strict set of rules about what was right and proper and worthy of painting on the side of a vase.
The Youth Advocate of the Year Award was established in 2012 to reward a teenager whose contribution makes a difference to New Jersey's adolescent and pre-adolescent Tourette Syndrome community.
Childhood diseases and disorders sourcebook; basic consumer health information about the physical, mental, and developmental health of pre-adolescent children.
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