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a girl ages about 9-14...too old for toys, but too young for boys.

Very easy to market to, will usually follow any fashion trend set for them, will most likely go through the phase of 'finding themselves' as they 'grow up'.
1. Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen's main fanbase are all tweens.

2.
tween 1: LyK oMg, I aM jUsT gOiNg ThRu TeH hArDeSt TiMe Of My LyF...i RaN oUt Of EyEsHaDoW!!!!
tween 2: OMG!!!! DO YOU NEED ME TO COME OVER FOR SUPPORT?!?!?!?!?!
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I am eleven years old, and tweens seem to be exactly what you think they are. Only a few of my classmates can write a coherent sentence, and even the ones who can are obsessed with Justin Bieber or Avril Lavigne or, in extreme cases, Twilight.
While many people seem to think there is a single, strict recipe for stupid tweens, they are actually all stupid in their own special way. For example, the girl who calls herself emo when the only songs on her iPod are by Taylor Swift, or the one who eats one piece of candy at recess and becomes "ZOMG SO TTLY HYPER-RAND0M!!1! CHEEZ!" Generally, most 10-12 year olds don't care what you call them, but you're better off calling the intelligent ones "Pre-teens" or "Young adults", to distinguish them from the 'other' ones.
Before you judge a tween, take a good look at her. Is she wearing an inappropriately short skirt? Is her bra stuffed? Is she squealing and dancing around with her friends? Or is she wearing appropriate clothes for her age, perhaps chatting with a friend or on the phone, but overall being calm and mature, like a normal human? Think before you judge.
(An actual conversation with one of my peers)
Me: You're not going to get better if you keep doing that.
Other Tween: Doing what?
Me: Well, I'm supposed to be helping you, but you're just copying my answers.
Other Tween: So? That's not gonna stop me from getting into Harvard!
(She gets C's and D's in math to this day.)
by Pudgy Adolescent February 02, 2011
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A word that is used by marketers to describe youths between the ages of 10-13. Although some believe that tweens are actually between the ages of 10-15. Despite the fact that tweens have always existed, marketers continue to lay claim to discovering them. The word "discover" is often misused, especially in a historical context. No one discovered the tweens. What marketers actually discovered was their purchasing power. Tweens will spend around 1.4 to 1.6 billion dollars in a year!
Reporter: Tweens spend 1-2 billion a year!

TV viewer says as he hand his 12 year old daughter $50. "Wow where did those 10-15 year olds get so much money?"
by Ask Reeves! June 18, 2003
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Mainly females, 9-12. They religiously believe that they are a teenager, although they are under the age of 13 (which is the true beginning of teenagerism) This is a confusing time, as they try many things and do many things.

Such as, they try to level up from small makeup things from Claire's to shopping at Sephora. They try to go to Hollister or Fitch instead of Justice or GAP. They try to level up from a plastic phone to an iPhone 6. Basically, they try to become a teen by visualizing their own stereotype of a teen.

Saying that, they do mess up in some areas by becoming drama queens, gossiping, even going as far as judging and bullying others who maybe don't do or have as much as them. The more mature ones, preteens, are fine. They stay casual, don't really fit in anywhere, don't gossip or judge, and maybe just calmly talking to someone or playing video games with a group of friends. They are kind of the odd ones, but the cools. (like me)
NORMAL TWEEN:

Tween 1: OmG, I SrSlY nEeD 2 gO 2 HoT tOpIc!!!!!!1111oneone
Tween 2: Y?
Tween 1: BeCuZ i Am Soooo EmO! I lUv 1d! tHeY r RoCk, r8?
Tween: ToTz.
Tween: YeAh, I HaVeN't eAtEn mY gUmMies 4 lyk DAYS!

PRETEENS:

Preteen 1: Hey, what did you get on your math test?
Preteen 2: I flunked, why?
Preteen 1: I got an A. Maybe I could help you study?
Preteen 2: Sure! When, though?
Preteen 1: After soccer practice tomorrow. How about that?
Preteen 2: Sure!

(SEE THE DIFFERENCE???!!!)
by risingSKY January 19, 2015
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A creature that is said to be between the ages of 9 and 12, who for some reason, have immense 'confidence' in themselves.

Spend most on the time on the internets and flipping their hair.

Tends to be in love with stupid pop bands such as The Jonas Brothers and other Disney crap.

Will defend said band with bad grammar, and meaningless insults.

Ex:
omj. Jonazz bruders RAWK, OK??? ur just jelouse bcuz u wishes u wer dem, ok? u probbably r fats n uglys n poor. u wish u waz rich, u meanie. ur so mean. go to AYCH EE DOUBLE HOCKEYYSHTICKS. YEH.

Tends to shop at stores like Hollister and American Eagle, because apparently that's the style nowadays.

Dresses rather whorish, and stuffs toilet paper in their training bras.

Have no individuality, and will do whatever the media says is 'rad'.
Me: Why are you holding your breath?

Tween: Disney says breathing isn't cool.
by uberdork August 21, 2008
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Okay, to start, there is a huge difference between preteen and tween.
Preteen: Someone between the ages of 9 and 13
Tween: A little girl, who thinks that she's an teenager because she's wearing a training bra, and she continues to act like a child.

When their favorite Disney channel stars, like Miley, start taking pictures in bikinis {which is what every other teenage girl has done,} they become "slutty." Then, they move on to a new "role model." Their newest role model is Selena Gomez, but she'll "screw up" eventually, and they'll find another "role model" Disney markets to them.

These girls want to shop at either:
Abercrombie: Because it's "hip."
or
Hot Topic: Because it's totally "emo punk"

These girls strive to be cool, and will latch on to the latest trend.
They also have myspaces, with a bunch of fake pictures they stole from photobucket.
Basically a marketing audience for companies like Disney.
Britney, a tween, told mom that she hated Hannah Montana now, because she's become trampy. Her new "awesome" role model is Selena Gomez, because she's cute and innocent. Next week she told mom that she still liked Selena, but Gerard Way from MCR is totally "emo punk," and she wants to go to hot topic to buy their merchandise, so she'll be "emo punk" too!
by greenpeas August 19, 2009
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A word whose definition can never be agreed upon from one person to the next, so as a result is rendered meaningless.
Look up tween at urbandictionary and all the definitions will be different
by Meus Nex October 18, 2009
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