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Definition of "teen" [teen]

  • The numbers 13 through 19. (noun)
  • The 13th through 19th items in a series or scale, as years of a century or degrees of temperature. (noun)
  • A teenager. (noun)
  • Teenage. (adjective)
  • Archaic Misery; grief. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "teen" in a sentence
  • "She plays field hockey; watches "mindless" her word teen television favorites"
  • "We're introduced to the title teen right before he learns he's the son of Poseidon and that he has two weeks to return a lightning bolt he didn't actually steal, lest Zeus start a Godly war (somehow without using the most powerful weapon in the world that was just stolen from him)."
  • "Lance Kerwin, who played the title teen in the 1970s-era series, received credit for time served and was sentenced to five years 'probation for falsifying information on an application to get state-provided medical benefits and food stamps on the island of"