teenage etymology

English word teenage comes from English teen, English age

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Detailed word origin of teenage

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teen English (eng) A teenager. (reflexive, obsolete) To become angry or distressed.. (transitive, obsolete) To excite; to provoke; to vex; to afflict; to injure. (transitive, obsolete, provincial) To hedge or fence in; to enclose. Of or having to do with teenagers. (archaic) Grief; sorrow; trouble. (archaic, _, or, _, obsolete) Vexation; anger; hate.
age English (eng) (countable) A generation.. (countable) A great period in the history of the Earth.. (countable) A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others.. (countable) A period of one hundred years; a century.. (countable) One of the stages of life.. (countable) The number of full years, months, days, hours, etc., that someone, or something, has been alive.. (countable) The people [...]
teenage English (eng) Of or relating to an age between thirteen and nineteen years old.

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