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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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Through agitated prose that mates the self-assured cockiness of preteens with their angsty second-guessing, Jones's novella maps cycles of poverty, violence, and colonialism; of place, space, and time; of genre; of the expectations placed on contemporary Native authors--of being (and being made to be) Indian.
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The water-resistant and dustproof smartphone, which fits comfortably into the hand of a preteen, features a 12.1 million-pixel camera and a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU.
I'm not being mean, but I'm still a preteen! I shouldn't have to become a second mom yet.
Although 55% of preteen patients had at least one vaccination visit at ages 11-12 years, 19.5% of the preteens who made a vaccination visit at this age and were eligible for vaccination did not receive Td and/or Tdap vaccines, 60.9% did not receive meningococcal-containing vaccines, and 62.4% of girls did not receive HPV vaccines.
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The three stories that focus on Coolwater as a preteen remain the most compelling.
Almost everyone gets pimples in their preteen and teenage years.