There are way too many preteens on here writing a definition for it so here's a real one:
A preteen is someone from ages 9-12
thats it. Thats literally it. No one is talking about stereotypes. A preteen is someone 9-12. The End.
My cousin is a preteen.
So he's 9-12 years old?
Yup
by vilit February 18, 2021
The age group that is 10-12 years of age. The people in this age group are stereotyped to TiPpE lyKKE DIIIZZZZZ! OMG!!!! and to like disney channel. They are also stereotyped to be teenage wannabes. I am 10 years old and I will clarify: we are not all like the idiotic nincompoops that are our age group's figureheads. Seriously: I don't wear Abercrombie clothes because they are cool: I wear them because they are comfortable. (And my mom buys them for me.) I have hated disney channel shows since I saw Hannah Montana for the first time. I don't smear makeup all over my face or act/look like a stripper.
So please, ladies and gentleman of the internet. Don't stereotype us. Thank you.

-Preteen
stereotype preeteen: OMG GuuRlFRiEENd!! DiD U SeE dA neW HaNNaH MonTanA? dAT WaS Liike SOoooOoOooO SwAAgy!
Real preteen: Did you see what happened today near school? It was all over the news! And we were eyewitnesses! It's so amazing!
by ladida123 August 6, 2013
A noun, who's meaning is that of a child who has yet to hit puberty. Many pornographic websites have preteen in their titles to attract attention from underage porn watchers, (come on some guys are like 15 they want to see girls their age or vice versa).

btw, you spelled sickening wrong. (Dumbass)
Hey how old is that girl?

Hmm... not sure, but she's definitely preteen.
Wow, I am a "preteen" and I don't know if I should be mad or laughing at these ignorant definitions.

1. No one tYPes lyke DiS except trolls.

2. I hate twilight, Aeropostale and Disney channel.
3. Yes, I like pop music, but that isn't the only genre I like and I don't like it to be "cool". I could careless about being cool, I like the music.
4. I don't "want to be a teen". Some teenagers need to learn that they didn't invent the world, pop culture or fashion.

I don't know what some of you are smoking but there is the REAL definition up there.
Idiotic Teen: Those preteens love Jonas Brothers and Aeropostale. What wannabes!

Smart Teen: So just because of their age they aren't allowed to like things without being called wannabes? Grow up.
by Preteen November 19, 2010
A lot of the definitions have been corrected by actual preteens - but most of them are from 10 years ago - but it needs a modern remake, I am 11 and most of us just talk about the games that we like or talk about school. A lot of us write in good English but there are some who's English is a little behind, for example they make a lot of incorrect spellings, that doesn't mean they fit into the stereotypes, it just means they need help in English.
Some might be hyperactive but that's them and doesn't mean all preteens are hyperactive, I personally don't see a lot of hyperactive people my age.
Some people might try to act hard but most preteens just laugh it off and most of the time they do that once, just remember that not all preteens fit into the stereotype and some are normal people, some might be mature, some might be hyperactive, and that's them.
Older Person: EW a preteen get away

Me: you what?
by Milkiekid April 10, 2021
Anyone under 13 years old. The 9 to 13 crowd is called tweens.
For an eye full of tweens, Google "CSM models"
by FridgeRaider December 12, 2004
A child between the ages of 9-13.
by Saints October 19, 2003