teenagernoun [ C ]uk /ˈtiːnˌeɪ.dʒər/ us /ˈtiːnˌeɪ.dʒɚ/ informal teen
- He was a bit of a rebel when he was a teenager and dyed his hair pink and had his nose pierced.
- As a teenager, Clare was always getting on the wrong side of her mother.
- Many parents find it hard to relate to their children when they are teenagers.
- He found it very hard teaching a class full of stroppy teenagers.
- It's pathetic to see 50-year-old rock stars prancing around on stage as if they were still teenagers.
adjective [ before noun ] uk /ˈtiːnˌeɪdʒ/ us /ˈtiːnˌeɪdʒ/ also teenaged, uk /-eɪdʒd/ us , informal teen
- The government is clamping down on teenage drinking.
- The magazine, which gives frank advice about sex and romance, is aimed at the teenage market.
- A lot more frankness is needed in sex education if we are to reduce the number of teenage pregnancies.
- Her latest book is a humorous look at teenage life.
- Do you think it's true that teenage girls are less self-confident than their male peers?
a teenage nephew