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1) n. A person between the ages of 12-20.
2) a. To perform an act or to behave in a manner most commonly associated with teenagers.

Adding a definition to this site was a very teenage thing to do.

Getting a mohawk would be a very teenage thing to do.

Getting drunk off 6 cans of beer, crashing your car, then crying when the police suspend your licence would be a very teenage thing to do.
by Hieronymous Bosch May 21, 2006
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Teenage years, teenagehood, teenagers are western concepts. The term or its equivalent does not exist in Asia culture(s) or anywhere else really. You are either old enough or not. In most Asian cultures one can be an adult from 12-14 and official an adult from 15 upwards. Even in Native America, the concept of a "quinceanera".

Teen was original based off of the number 10 (ten). Hence, the numbers ending in -teen are all in tens. Originally people used to say "They are in their tens", just like "twenties, thirties, etc."
In more recent times the teen concept was created by the west, disregarding the original "tens" and replacing it with "teen" (based off the same etymology but definition has changed to refer to numbers ending in -teen).

Get your shit straight. We can say early tens, mid-tens, late tens too. What's wrong with you?
Being teenage is not a teenager, but a tenager
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by Josech May 03, 2020
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