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teen 1

 (tēn)
n.
1. teens
a. The numbers 10 through 19 or 13 through 19.
b. The 10th through 19th items, in a series or scale: The temperature was in the low teens.
c. The 13th through 19th years of a person or animal's life: students in their teens.
2. A teenager.
adj.
Teenage.

teen 2

 (tēn)
n. Archaic
Misery; grief.

[Middle English tene, from Old English tēona.]

teen

(tiːn)
adj
informal another word for teenage

teen

(tiːn)
n
obsolete affliction or woe
[Old English tēona; related to Old Saxon tiono, Old Frisian tiona injury]

teen2

(tin)

adj.
1. teenage.
n.
2. a teenager.
[1940–45]

teen1

(tin)

n.
Archaic. grief.
[before 1000; Middle English tene, Old English tēona]

-teen

a suffix used to form cardinal numerals from 13 to 19.
[Middle English, Old English -tēne, comb. form of ten]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teen - a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturityteen - a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
chebab - a Palestinian juvenile 10-15 years old who fights against the Israelis
mod - a British teenager or young adult in the 1960s; noted for their clothes consciousness and opposition to the rockers
pachuco - a Mexican-American teenager who belongs to a neighborhood gang and who dresses in showy clothes
punk rocker, punk - a teenager or young adult who is a performer (or enthusiast) of punk rock and a member of the punk youth subculture
rocker - a teenager or young adult in the 1960s who wore leather jackets and rode motorcycles
young buck, young man - a teenager or a young adult male
Adj.1.teen - being of the age 13 through 19teen - being of the age 13 through 19; "teenage mothers"; "the teen years"
young, immature - (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people"

teen

noun
A young person, usually between the ages of 13 and 19:
Informal: teener.
Translations

teen

[ˈtiːn]
adj (= teenage) [violence, pregnancy] → adolescent(e); [movie, drama, magazines, fashion] → pour adolescents; [idol] → des adolescents
teen years → adolescence f
n (mainly US) (= teenager) → ado mf

teen

adj (esp US) movie, magazinefür Teenager; boy, girlim Teenageralter; pregnancyim Teenageralter; teen crimeJugendkriminalität f; the teen yearsdie Teenagerjahre pl; teen idolTeenie-Idol nt (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Giles Hicks, living but a short distance from where I used to live, murdered my wife's cousin, a young girl between fifteen and six- teen years of age, mangling her person in the most horrible manner, breaking her nose and breastbone with a stick, so that the poor girl expired in a few hours afterward.
Buck looked about as old as me -- thirteen or four- teen or along there, though he was a little bigger than me.
His can- teen banged rhythmically upon his thigh, and his haversack bobbed softly.
To think that this is my twentieth birthday, and that I've left my teens behind me forever," said Anne, who was curled up on the hearth-rug with Rusty in her lap, to Aunt Jamesina who was reading in her pet chair.
I'm too old for running, uncle; Miss Power said it was not lady-like for girls in their teens," answered Rose, primly.
Miss Stacy took all us girls who are in our teens down to the brook last Wednesday, and talked to us about it.
Let it move thee, crafty, ill-conditioned monster, to see my blooming youth- still in its teens, for I am not yet twenty- wasting and withering away beneath the husk of a rude peasant wench; and if I do not appear in that shape now, it is a special favour Senor Merlin here has granted me, to the sole end that my beauty may soften thee; for the tears of beauty in distress turn rocks into cotton and tigers into ewes.
Ben and Letty Garth, who were uncle and aunt before they were well in their teens, disputed much as to whether nephews or nieces were more desirable; Ben contending that it was clear girls were good for less than boys, else they would not be always in petticoats, which showed how little they were meant for; whereupon Letty, who argued much from books, got angry in replying that God made coats of skins for both Adam and Eve alike--also it occurred to her that in the East the men too wore petticoats.
As if a young creature in her teens knew the state of her own heart
While the present century was in its teens, and on one sunshiny morning in June, there drove up to the great iron gate of Miss Pinkerton's academy for young ladies, on Chiswick Mall, a large family coach, with two fat horses in blazing harness, driven by a fat coachman in a three-cornered hat and wig, at the rate of four miles an hour.
Laurie is not as respeckful as he ought to be now I am almost in my teens, he calls me Chick and hurts my feelings by talking French to me very fast when I say Merci or Bon jour as Hattie King does.
The worst-tempered bit of a sickly slip that ever struggled into its teens.