teens

n.pl. the years of one's age from 13 to 19 (in one's teens).

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\\ˈtēnz\ noun plural
Etymology: -teen (as in thirteen)
1. : the numbers 13 to 19 inclusive; specifically : the years 13 to 19 in a lifetime

in his teens

or in a particular century

the teens want fun and glamour — Parents' Magazine

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/teenz/, n.pl.
the numbers 13 through 19, esp. in a progression, as the 13th through the 19th years of a lifetime or of a given or implied century.
[1595-1605; teen (extracted from numbers with -TEEN as final element) + -S3]

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teens UK [tiːnz] US [tinz] noun [plural]
the years of your life between the ages of 13 and 19
in your teens:

She became a tennis champion while she was still in her teens.

in your early/​late/​mid teens:

He must be in his early teens now.

Thesaurus: general words for child and types of childhyponym

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teens «teenz», noun (plural).
the years of life from 13 to 19 inclusive; adolescence.

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[tēnz]
plural n. the years of a person's age from 13 to 19

they were both in their late teens

Origin:
late 17th cent.: plural of teen, independent usage of -teen

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/ˈtiːnz/ noun [plural]
: the numbers 13 through 19

The temperature will be in the teens today.

especially : the years 13 through 19 in a century or a person's lifetime

Both of my children are in their teens now. [=are teenagers now]

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teens [tiːnz] [tiːnz] noun plural
the years of a person's life when they are between 13 and 19 years old

She began writing poetry

in her teens

.

to be in your

early/late teens
 
Word Origin:
[teens] late 17th cent.: plural of teen, independent usage of -teen.  
Example Bank:

He didn't want to share a room with his brother once he reached his teens.

His parents divorced during his teens.

She's had skin problems since her teens.

a girl in her early teens

An eyewitness described a boy in his mid to late teens wearing a dark jacket.

She began writing poetry in her teens.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • teens — [ tinz ] noun plural the years of your life between the ages of 13 and 19: in your teens: She became a tennis champion while still in her teens. in your early/late/mid teens: He must be in his early teens now …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Teens — Teens, n. pl. [See {Ten}.] The years of one s age having the termination teen, beginning with thirteen and ending with nineteen; as, a girl in her teens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • teens — teens; teens·ter; …   English syllables

  • teens — 1670s (plural), teen age years of a person, formed from TEEN (Cf. teen) taken as a separate word. As decade of years comprising numbers ending in teen, from 1889 …   Etymology dictionary

  • teens — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ the years of a person s age from 13 to 19 …   English terms dictionary

  • teens — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ early ▪ a girl in her early teens ▪ late VERB + TEENS ▪ reach ▪ He didn t want to share a room with …   Collocations dictionary

  • teens — n. in one s teens (they are still in their teens) * * * [tiːnz] in one s teens (they are still in their teens) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • teens — UK [tiːnz] / US [tɪnz] noun [plural] the years of your life between the ages of 13 and 19 in your teens: She became a tennis champion while she was still in her teens. in your early/late/mid teens: He must be in his early teens now …   English dictionary

  • teens — noun a) The numbers between thirteen and nineteen. The number of people at the meeting was in the teens. b) The time of life between thirteen and nineteen years old. She is in her teens …   Wiktionary

  • teens — noun (plural) the period of your life when you are between 13 and 19 years old: be in your teens: They were in their teens when they first met …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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