from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A child between middle childhood and adolesence, usually between 8 and 12 years old.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A number in the twenties, or from 23 to 32.
- n. A person who is neither a young child nor an adolescent, one of an age in the range of 8 to 12 years old or a similar range.
- n. A person who is in his or her twenties.
- v. To generate intermediate frames in an animated sequence so as to give the appearance of smooth movement
I knew what the term tween was, but when people say that, what are they really getting at?
And if you use the word 'tween,' I'm going to puke.
They as "one" are now what I call tween ... or time's now new center of wisdom's two emotional intelligences.
Her books are nothing but contrived morality tales, instilling in tween girls the ideas that their “one true love” will have a treacherous relationship with them, and if they give in to “temptation” Bella will die.
Its a touchy subject because you can't group every tween as not responsable and you cant say that every tween is responsable.
FYI the word tween makes me sick, which perhaps someday I'll explain why.
However, over the past 250 years or so, prescriptive grammarians have privileged the etymology of the word tween - 'two', though often failing to live up to their own prescriptions.
I think I'd hardly get off with a whole skin 'tween the one and t'other.
(link) Ugh, from a retail perspective the word "tween" is used to classify sometimes grossly misguided attempts to market to that age group.
Originally scheduled to run for just one week, the "tween" - oriented Hannah Montana film was extended by theater owners because of overwhelming popularity -- sidelining Bono & Co. until Feb. 22 in most markets.