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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ There is a growing recognition of the debilitating effects of teen drug use, teen pregnancy and violence.
▪ We can debate all we want over funding for this or that well-meaning government program aimed at reducing teen pregnancy.
▪ So alarming is the frequency of adolescent childbirth that President Clinton recently announced a community-oriented campaign to prevent teen pregnancy.
▪ Lake County leads the region in teen pregnancies.
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▪ Brown is a big color at the teen level.
▪ In fact, over the past four years, total teen volunteer hours increased by a magnificent 17 percent.
▪ Next up could be photos in teen magazines and fan letters.
▪ So alarming is the frequency of adolescent childbirth that President Clinton recently announced a community-oriented campaign to prevent teen pregnancy.
▪ The resulting book falls somewhere between the teen diary / confessional genre and the academic feminist treatise.
▪ There is a growing recognition of the debilitating effects of teen drug use, teen pregnancy and violence.
▪ Yes, teen birth rates have gone down a little of late.
▪ Scar tissue all right; a birthmark she'd had removed in early teens in case it turned malignant.
▪ By her early teens she was under contract to a management firm.
▪ His is a temperament well calculated to flatter and intrigue readers in the early teens and to draw them into vicarious adventure.
▪ He comes to collect her when she's in her early teens, and makes her his wife.
▪ People tend to read Rebecca in their early teens.
▪ Later, in my early teens, I read each of themthe first of my many self-imposed reading programs.
▪ During his early teens, McKenzie was a competent soccer player but, as he grew his nimble-footed agility was lost.
▪ By his early teens he was an accomplished pianist and guitarist.
▪ Iced teas, especially Snapple and Arizona, have been hits with consumers in their late teens and early 20s.
▪ Tijuana in the late teens already was developing the reputation of a wide-open town.
▪ Two men in their late teens or early twenties came into the office and pointed their guns at the cashiers face.
▪ She could have been in her late teens, twenties, or perhaps early thirties.
▪ We particularly need people in their late teens - early twenties age group - to promote our young, slim image!
▪ The trick facing the milk industry is to keep kids in the milk habit into their late teens.
▪ As I got nearer, I saw they were young people, mostly in their late teens and early twenties.
▪ There were four black guys in the car, late teens to early 20s.
▪ Marijuana use by teens doubled between 1992 and 1995.
▪ The teen said yes, Arancibia told police, and the three teens surrounded the couple.
▪ The law exempts youths accompanied by adults, working teens and married teens.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Teen \Teen\, n. [OE. tene, AS. te['o]na reproach, wrong, fr. te['o]n to accuse; akin to G. zeihen, Goth. gateihan to tell, announce, L. dicere to say. See Token.] Grief; sorrow; affiction; pain. [Archaic]
--Chaucer. Spenser.

With public toil and private teen Thou sank'st alone.
--M. Arnold.


Teen \Teen\, v. t. [AS. te['o]nian, t?nan, to slander, vex. To excite; to provoke; to vex; to affict; to injure. [Obs.]
--Piers Plowman.


Teen \Teen\, v. t. [See Tine to shut.] To hedge or fence in; to inclose. [Prov. Eng.]


Teen \Teen\, n. a teenager.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"teen-aged person," 1818 (but rare before 20c.), from -teen. As an adjective meaning "of or for teen-agers," from 1947.


Etymology 1 n. A teenager, a person between 13 and 19 years old. Etymology 2

n. (label en archaic) grief, sorrow; suffering. Etymology 3

vb. 1 (context transitive obsolete English) To excite; to provoke; to vex; to afflict; to injure. 2 (cx reflexive obsolete) To become angry or distressed. Etymology 4

vb. (context transitive obsolete provincial English) To hedge or fence in; to enclose.


adj. being of the age 13 through 19; "teenage mothers"; "the teen years" [syn: adolescent, teenage, teenaged]

Teen (magazine)

Teen was an American teen lifestyle magazine for preteen and early teenage girls, ages 10 to 15. The content of Teen included advice, entertainment news, quizzes, fashion, beauty, celebrity role models, and "real-girl stories". The magazine was published between 1954 and 2009.

Teen (disambiguation)

A teen or teenager is a person aged from puberty to maturity, (ages ending with "teen").

Teen or teens may also refer to:

  • Teen (magazine), an American lifestyle magazine targeted at teens
  • Alfred "Teen" Blackburn (1842–1951), American Confederate Civil War veteran
  • ESRB Teen Rating
  • TEEN (band), an American musical band from Brooklyn
  • The Teens, a German Pop/Rock band
  • Teen Choice Award
TEEN (band)

TEEN is an American alternative rock band formed in Brooklyn, New York in 2010. The group consists of Kristina "Teeny" Lieberson, former keyboardist for the Brooklyn band Here We Go Magic, her two sisters Katherine and Lizzie, and Boshra AlSaadi. The Lieberson sisters, daughters of noted composer Peter Lieberson, hail originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

As of March 2015, TEEN is on tour with Will Butler of Arcade Fire.

Usage examples of "teen".

For an advertiser, therefore, success can be measured by the amount of word of mouth generated within schools and other teen communities.

She was in her late teens, wearing a slinky silk dress that revealed an almost androgynous figure, all ribcage and stringy muscle.

Chapter Eigh teen Shelby paused only long enough to call Bob and tell him to get out to the swamp by her house.

Tucker Thompson, anticipating that his crowd would want to lodge at the Bali Hai, checked the place out and satisfied himself that the rooms were clean and the drinks honest, but then he discovered something that sent icicles right up his spine: the Bali Hai was sometimes overrun by hordes of groupies who wanted to be where the action was, and since many of them were delectable and still in their teens, he could foresee disaster.

In his teens and early twenties, he had been a night hound, a haunter of cocktail bars and clubs.

Malthus immediately wondered how someone as young as this mon could have become their lawgiver: he looked to be in no more than his late teens, and the last time Malthus heard, the lawgiver for this place was Nevin Scarface.

She was no glamour girl, but not hard to look at, and he was of a station beneath her in the scientific hierarchya mere corporal in Logistics, barely out of his teens, too low to even be up at the Point.

There were the usual people out enjoying the late August sun - mums with toddlers, a few joggers, a guy on a bench listening to his Walkman and a number of teens hanging out farther down the hill.

He suddenly realized that the orca, by its dorsal fin, size and, hell, demeanor, was no more than a teen, probably a young one.

A girl then, barely out of her teens, pure paisa like him, no native blood, able to trace her family all the way back to Spain.

Haguefort in her late teens to tend to the children of the recently widowed duke, Rosella had been enamored of Lord Stephen.

Stella grew evasive about her teens, or what had brought her to the carnival where Johnny had found her, but she talked freely about the work she had done.

The teener gang that had attacked him had even put chain bruises on his legs.

He stared into the faces of a woman, a teener, a young woman, a handsome middle-aged man, looking for something beside fear, and finding only fear and a mouse like instinctive urge to escape a trap, and a fear of fear that kept them quiet, afraid to express the sense of disaster that filled their imaginations.

A mixed gang of teener kids are holding him in the ruins near West Fifty-third Street.