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teenagernoun [C]

uk   /ˈtiːnˌeɪ.dʒər/  us   /-dʒɚ/ (informal teen)
A2 a ​youngperson between 13 and 19 ​yearsold: The ​magazine is ​aimed at teenagers and ​youngadults.

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teenage
adjective [before noun] uk   us   /-eɪdʒ/ (also teenaged, uk   /-eɪdʒd/ us   , informal teen)

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B1 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 ​yearsold
teenage
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈtinˌeɪdʒ/ (also teenaged,  /ˈtinˌeɪdʒd/ , short form teen,  /tin/ )
They have two teenage ​sons.
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