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  • noun A teenager who spends time in front of the screen of a personal computer or video game console.


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Blend of screen and teenager; coined by the author Douglas Rushkoff


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  • T.H.E.: 'We have plenty of nostalgic and ideologically loaded analyses of what new and graduating students can't do. There is precious little account taken of what today's 'screenagers' can do that many of their predecessors - and at least some of their teachers - can't," Sir David said, in a lecture titled "Students aren't what they used to be - and never were".'

    May 14, 2009

  • noun: older actor who improbably portrays a teenager in film or TV (eg Steve McQueen in The Blob)

    May 14, 2009

  • Ha! I like that definition, Cf. Last year I did get a role as a body double for a 27 year old actor. Much flattered as I was 62. Is there a word for that?

    Edit: sexscreenager, maybe?

    May 14, 2009