noun, adjective: A legal and cultural age set or class invented in early 20th century Western nations to describe young adults roughly between the ages of 12 and 21. As bourgeois families acquired more wealth and freetime, it became expected that their ofspring would have childhoods far extended beyond biological tendency and tradition. While "teens'" rights are severely limited in modern societies, they are often paradoxically expected to rebel against these limits as part of a "natural phase". Through the 20th century, the "teen" phenomenon has extended from a small well-to-do set of urban youths in America to expectation enshrined in most countries laws. The years refered to as "adolescence" or "immaturity" have quickly bloated in duration from 14-16 years of age to (in middle class America) 12-24 years of age.
"In America, a teen is just a spoiled little brat. Where I'm from, a teen often has a spouse, a job, and standing in the family and community." -B. Patel
In online chatrooms it means a man in his 40's or 50's with his nob out.
In yahoo chat TEEN room - male, 42... male, 54...male, 49
A group of people which keeps getting worse as generations go on. This generation's teens listen to pretty crappy music like 50 Cent and Good Charlotte. They also tend to have no minds of their own. They're getting fatter and fatter and fatter... Yeah, there are some decent teenagers... Not enough though.
Teen 1: I'M SO KeWl LoL i LiKe BoUgHt ThIs HoT tOpIc ShIrT wItH aN aNaRcHy SyMbOl On It 4 $20!!!!!!111!!!one!!!@@11! lOl
Teen 2: i m koolr cuz i gawt da new 50 cent cd w/ tha eXpLiCiT lyrics lol i can lissen 2 him rap a bout fuking grrls lololol he roxxors!
If you are a teenager reading this and haven't lost your mind yet, do anything you can to save yourself. God bless thee.
When used by online pornographers, a person between the ages of 18 and 25 (approximately)
Youngest teens on the web! (all models 18 or over)
Short for teen-ager, a "teen" is the term used to perpetuate the stereotype teen-ager who is rebelious, watches MTV, listens to pop, rap, country, rock, and/or punk rock, and looked down upon by the older and/or more mature community.
"Those stupid teens make us normal teen-agers look bad."
Teens are idiots. Too bad I'm one.
someone between the ages of thirTEEN and nineTEEN (d'ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!)
"Twelve-year-olds are far too young for the teen scene, and don't trust anyone over 20"
A group that consists of people between the ages of 13 and 19 that is criticized for not meeting the standards of the conservatives (old people
hey old people! look at how you were criticized as a teen before you criticize the teens of today.
"the older you get, the more conservative you become"