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pre·teen

 (prē′tēn′)
adj.
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.
n.
A preadolescent boy or girl.

preteen

(priːˈtiːn)
n
a boy or girl approaching his or her teens

pre•teen

(priˈtin)

n.
1. a boy or girl under the age of 13, esp. one between the ages of 10 and 13; preadolescent.
adj.
2. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or designed for preteens.
[1950–55]
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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