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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or applicable to those aged 13 through 19.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to an age between thirteen and nineteen years old.
  • n. Brushwood for fences and hedges.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The longer wood for making or mending fences.
  • n. of or pertaining to a teenager; being in one's teens.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Wood for fences or inclosures.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being of the age 13 through 19

Etymologies

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First attested circa 1700: teen (Kentish variant of tine: “enclose within a wattle fence”) +‎ -age (suffix forming abstract nouns).

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First attested in 1921: teen (“13–19”) +‎ age.

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