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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Mum, Andrey's ex-wife, is now wed to one of Bulgaria's masters of the neo-liberal universe and lives in a McMansion with Iva and a pair of (apparently catatonic) pre-adolescent twin boys, attired like refugees from the Cartoon Network.
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Beck's text is an unusual mix of poetic sensory description and pre-adolescent perspective, particularly in Joe's memories, where "fields [that] run yellow and green away forever" can follow a description of cow poo.
He'll be bringing all of his lovable and hilarious characters to his shows, including cheeky pre-adolescent Sam, belligerent OAP Albert and precocious infant Baby.
In one case, a pre-adolescent child smiled widely at the camera, wearing his baseball cap back-to-front, sitting atop what appears to be a fairground ride.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was also recommended and funded for all pre-adolescent girls in Canada.
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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