from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A preteen.

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  • n. A person of somewhat less than 13 years of age

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


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pre- +‎ teenager


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