teenage

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From teen (Kentish variant of tine (enclose within a wattle fence)) +‎ -age (suffix forming abstract nouns). First attested circa 1700.

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teenage (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly Kent dialect) Brushwood for fences and hedges.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From teen (13–19) +‎ age. First attested in 1921.

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teenage (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to an age between thirteen and nineteen years old.
    Fred's teenage years were the most difficult of times.
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