Meaning of “teenager” in the English Dictionary

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teenagernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtiːnˌeɪ.dʒər/ us /ˈtiːnˌeɪ.dʒɚ/ informal teen

A2 a young person between 13 and 19 years old:

The magazine is aimed at teenagers and young adults.

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adjective [ before noun ] uk /ˈtiːnˌeɪdʒ/ us /ˈtiːnˌeɪdʒ/ also teenaged, uk /-eɪdʒd/ us , informal teen



a teenage nephew

(Definition of “teenager” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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teenagernoun [ C ]

us /ˈtinˌeɪ·dʒər/ short form teen, /tin/

a person who is 13 through 19 years old

adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈtinˌeɪdʒ/ also teenaged, /ˈtinˌeɪdʒd/ , short form teen, /tin/

They have two teenage sons.

(Definition of “teenager” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)