If you're younger than 20 but older than 12, congratulations! You're a teenager!

Teenagers are also known as teens or adolescents. Generally, teenagers have finished elementary school, are growing fairly quickly, and are in the last stage of development before they become official adults. As a teenager, the things you may do include graduating from high school, getting a driver's license, and working at a paid job. Before teenager was coined in the 1920s, the word was teener.

Definitions of teenager

n a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

adolescent, stripling, teen
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a Palestinian juvenile 10-15 years old who fights against the Israelis
a British teenager or young adult in the 1960s; noted for their clothes consciousness and opposition to the rockers
a Mexican-American teenager who belongs to a neighborhood gang and who dresses in showy clothes
punk, punk rocker
a teenager or young adult who is a performer (or enthusiast) of punk rock and a member of the punk youth subculture
a teenager or young adult in the 1960s who wore leather jackets and rode motorcycles
young buck, young man
a teenager or a young adult male
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juvenile, juvenile person
a young person, not fully developed

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