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TEEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does teen mean? 

TEEN (noun)
  The noun TEEN has 1 sense:

1. a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

  Familiarity information: TEEN used as a noun is very rare.


TEEN (adjective)
  The adjective TEEN has 1 sense:

1. being of the age 13 through 19

  Familiarity information: TEEN used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TEEN (noun)


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Meaning:

A juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

adolescent; stripling; teen; teenager

Hypernyms ("teen" is a kind of...):

juvenile; juvenile person (a youthful person)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "teen"):

chebab (a Palestinian juvenile 10-15 years old who fights against the Israelis)

mod (a British teenager or young adult in the 1960s; noted for their clothes consciousness and opposition to the rockers)

pachuco (a Mexican-American teenager who belongs to a neighborhood gang and who dresses in showy clothes)

punk; punk rocker (a teenager or young adult who is a performer (or enthusiast) of punk rock and a member of the punk youth subculture)

rocker (a teenager or young adult in the 1960s who wore leather jackets and rode motorcycles)

young buck; young man (a teenager or a young adult male)


TEEN (adjective)


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Meaning:

Being of the age 13 through 19

Synonyms:

teen; teenage; teenaged; adolescent

Context examples:

teenage mothers / the teen years

Similar:

immature; young ((used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth)


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