fourteenness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fourteen +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

fourteenness (uncountable)

  1. The property of being fourteen in age or number.
    • 1997, Theodore R. Sizer, Horace's School: Redesigning the American High School
      It was a demanding topic for fourteen-year-olds. However, not every kid presented the essence of fourteenness. Of the twenty or so youngsters eyeing me doubtfully, there were little and big ones, the bearded man and the childish boy []