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Meaning of “teens” in the English Dictionary

"teens" in British English

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teensnoun [plural]

uk   us   /tiːnz/
A person's teens are the ​period in which they are ​aged between 13 and 19: Both my ​daughters are intheir teens. He's in his early/mid/late teens.the teens the ​range of ​temperature between 13° and 19°: The ​temperature is ​expected to be in the teens ​tomorrow. the ​period of ​years between 11 and 19 in any ​century, usually 1911–1919 or 2011–2019: This ​type of ​building was ​built in the teens and ​twenties.
(Definition of teens from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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teensplural noun

 us   /tinz/
the ​years when you are 13 through 19 ​yearsold: He ​hosted his own ​radio show while still in his teens. The teens are also the ​numbers 13 through 19: Temperatures today will ​range from the teens to the ​twenties in the ​northeast.
(Definition of teens from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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