preteenage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ teenage

Adjective[edit]

preteenage (not comparable)

  1. Younger than teenage; often specifically of an age shortly before the teens, such as 10-12.
    • 2007 February 27, Michael Barbaro, “Gap Closing Chain Aimed at Over-30s”, New York Times:
      So the same chains that had won over the preteenage, teenage and college crowd decided to tackle older women.

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