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teenager

noun [C] uk   /ˈtiːnˌeɪ.dʒər/ us    /-dʒɚ/ (informal teen)
A2 a young person between 13 and 19 years old: The magazine is aimed at teenagers and young adults.Young people
teenage
adjective [before noun] uk   /-eɪdʒ/ (also teenaged,   /-eɪdʒd/   , informal teen) us  
B1 a teenage nephewDescribing people who are young
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