teen

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See also: -teen and teen-

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Back-formation from teenager.

Noun[edit]

teen (plural teens)

  1. A teenager.

Adjective[edit]

teen (not comparable)

  1. Of or having to do with teenagers.
    teen fashion
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English tene, from Old English tēona, tēone, *tēon, from Proto-Germanic *teuną.

Noun[edit]

teen (plural teens)

  1. (archaic) Grief; sorrow; trouble
    Synonyms: ill-fortune, harm, suffering
  2. (archaic or obsolete) Vexation; anger; hate
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English tenen, from Old English tēonian, tȳnan (to slander, vex), from Proto-Germanic *tiunijaną.

Verb[edit]

teen (third-person singular simple present teens, present participle teening, simple past and past participle teened)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To excite; to provoke; to vex; to afflict; to injure.
  2. (reflexive, obsolete) To become angry or distressed.
    • c. 1385, William Langland, Piers Plowman, II:
      Þenne tened hym theologye · whan he þis tale herde

Etymology 4[edit]

See tine (to shut).

Verb[edit]

teen (third-person singular simple present teens, present participle teening, simple past and past participle teened)

  1. (transitive, obsolete, provincial) To hedge or fence in; to enclose.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch tegen, from Middle Dutch tegen, tjegen, from te jegen, the latter from Old Dutch gegin, from Proto-Germanic *gagin.

Preposition[edit]

teen

  1. against

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

teen c

  1. singular definite of te

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch têe, from Old Dutch *tēa, from Proto-Germanic *taihwǭ. The modern form was originally a plural (retained in van top tot teen), which was reanalysed as a singular. Compare schoen where the same has happened, or raaf which went the opposite way.

Noun[edit]

teen m (plural tenen, diminutive teentje n)

  1. toe
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  • toon (dated, dialectal)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

teen f, n (plural tenen, diminutive teentje n)

  1. twig, thin branch
    Synonym: twijg
  2. clove (of garlic)
  3. (collective) A bundle of twigs.
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Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

teen

  1. First-person singular present indicative form of tehdä.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

teen

  1. Genitive singular form of tee.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

teen m

  1. definite singular of te

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

teen m

  1. definite singular of te

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

teen (plural teens)

  1. teen

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tiðna.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [tʰèːn], [tʰèːɳ], [tʰèɪ̯ːn]
    Rhymes: -èːn

Verb[edit]

teen (preterite tenä)

  1. (intransitive) thaw, melt

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