Teen meaning

tēn
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Misery; grief.
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Teen means an adolescent between age 13 and 19.

A 14 year old boy is an example of a teen.

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The definition of teen is something related to or characteristic of adolescents between age 13 and 19.

A movie that caters to kids aged 14-19 is an example of a teen movie.

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A teenager.
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Teenage.
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Injury or harm.
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Anger; wrath.
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Grief or suffering.
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Ten and.
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A teenager, a person between 13 and 19 years old.
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(archaic) Grief, sorrow; suffering.
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(obsolete) To excite; to provoke; to vex; to afflict; to injure. - Piers Plowman.
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(obsolete, provincial) To hedge or fence in; to enclose.

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Used to form cardinal numbers from thirteen to nineteen.
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Origin of teen

  • ME -tene < OE -tene, -tyne, inflected form of tien, ten

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English tene from Old English tēona

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English tene, from Old English teōna (“reproach, wrong"), from teōn (“to accuse"); akin to German zeihen, Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐍄𐌴𐌹𐌷𐌰𐌽 (gateihan, “to tell, announce"), Latin dÄ«cere (“to say"). See token.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English teónian, tnan (“to slander, vex"). See Etymology 2 above.

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  • From Old English -tÄ“ne, from Proto-Germanic -tehun ("ten").

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  • Back-formation from teenager.

    From Wiktionary

  • See tine to shut

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