A legal and cultural age set in modern America defined to infantilize, pamper, stifle, and enculturate young adults. Historically a development of the clan-phobic American attempt to shunt social constraint of young adults from the family to the educracy. This phenomenon is supported by widely held myths of "adolescent rebellion", which is often paradoxically feared and stimulated by zealous custom. see teenteen
"I got married at 15, so I never really was a teenager."
by Brighid N May 10, 2003
Someone who's well-prepared for a zombie apocalypse but not ready for tomorrow's math test
The teenager didn't study for any exam; but he had supplies for chaos.
by Toasty Toast Toasted March 24, 2015
Being a teenager is the first time you encounter love, temptation, hate, stupidity, and your principles. There are stupid people, foolish people, smart people, cool people, whatever else you can think of. It is a time in your life where it's like a blindfold is taken off of you and you see the world as it is. You know what is out there and you have adult privelleges, but you are free of nagging adult responsibilities. Enjoy it my friends. Enjoy it before you become part of a soceity that makes you a drone.
Being a teenager is a chaotic and incredulous time but it can be great.
by virginslims May 27, 2011
An emotionally under-developed, materialistic, thinks-he-knows-it-all child between the ages of 12-20 who pushes his parents' sanity to the limit.
I used to think that God would not send one more than he could handle - and then I met a teenager.
by Loxi July 20, 2009
A human like creatures, that causes mischief.
The groups of teenagers, tagged the building. Said the police officer.
by mujahidul May 24, 2008
A person between the ages of 13 and 19. Personality traits may vary between specimen, but many general traits can be established as generally universal among the teenage population. These traits consist of the following, but are not limited to:

- A gravitation toward music lacking any real lyrical depth and/or musical complexity
- Forming strong opinions about things they don't quite understand (politics, social ideals etc.)
- An inability to realize how young and undeveloped they truly are
- A fascination with modern day, internet friendly acronyms such as LOL (laughing out loud) and SMH (shaking my head), often used as a means to express emotions that their vocabulary can't
- Extreme fear and emotional response to trivial speed bumps throughout life (rejection, social hierarchy)
- Cognitive issues preventing the use of proper grammar or spelling, especially prevalent when messaging others over phones or the internet
- An inability to comprehend romantic relationships in terms of stability and longevity
- An inability to perceive sizes of objects, often leading to wearing clothes three sizes too big for them
- An accepting and/or glorifying view of incarnation and lack of education (see "rap music" and "gangstas"
Bob: "Hey, Jim! How's your son doing?"
Jim: "Oh, I stabbed him in the heart. His taste of music and vocalizations of retarded opinions was really getting to me."
Bob: "Well, that's a teenager for you!"
by BsThebenster December 04, 2014
A child between the age of 12 and 18. When a teenager becomes an adult, they become mature...no the other way around! Abbreviated to teen!
The teenager foolishly went along at the children's immature plans. What teens aren't supposed to be.

The teenager intelligently guided the children into the right path. What teens are supposed to be.
by Augusta Freelance August 19, 2013

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