Definitions for preteenpriˈtin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a boy or girl under the age of 13, esp. one between the ages of 10 and 13; preadolescent.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. (adj.)of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or designed for preteens.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preteen, preteenager(adj)

    a preadolescent boy or girl (usually between 9 and 12 years of age)

    "little league is intended for the preteens"

  2. preteen, preadolescent(adj)

    of or relating to or designed for children between the ages of 9 and 12

    "a preteen party"; "preteen clothing"


  1. preteen(Noun)

    A child in this age group

  2. preteen(Adjective)

    Of, relating to, or designed for, or being children between the ages of about 9 to 12


  1. Preadolescence

    Preadolescence is a stage of human development following early childhood and prior to adolescence. It generally ends with the beginning of puberty, but may also be defined as ending with the start of the teenage years. For example, dictionary definitions generally designate it as 10–13 years. It may also be defined as the period from 9–14 years. One can also distinguish middle childhood and preadolescence – middle childhood from approximately 5–8 years, as opposed to the time children are generally considered to reach preadolescence. Preadolescence can bring its own challenges and anxieties, and, unlike most of the preceding phases, crucial elements of preadolescence are starkly different for boys and girls.


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