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)
While a preteenager might be convinced she'll die without that $6 Hannah Montana three-ring binder, a basic unadorned $2 binder serves the same purpose and can be used long after Hannah has been replaced by the next pop idol.
Yet through the eyes of a preteenager, this was a curse.
Anyone with a teenager or preteenager knows that most children covet the kinds of phones adults have.
If you were a preteenager in the 1950s and had precocious friends or a with-it dad, it's a good cartoonist Johnny Hart died more than two years ago, many feared that his strips of spiritually probing prehistoric cavemen and talking Essay suite taps sons of Cheever, McCourt — and the Unabomber's sibling (Jupiter Images)
Between us we’ve shown up with grandchildren, broken hips, shingles, postpartum depression, preteenager depression, postdivorce depression—you name it, we’ve gone through it.