Does it mean "play to a state of exhaustion with teens from high schools??
I'm a golf nut. Retired and playing 5 times a week. About 200 rounds last year--not bad for someone playing 100% of his rounds in New Jersey. But despite all the action, I still manage to play to a handicap in the high teens.
No, the "high teens," like 17, 18, 19. His golf handicap is a number in the high teens.
* That's an over-simplification. My daughter, who is studying Film, uses 'teen' in this way. I'm not sure whether it's due to her immersion in US films and TV, or whether it's a generational thing. Anyway, to an older speaker or Br Eng, a 'teen' can't be anything but a two-figure number that is less than 20.
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I would accept the word "teen" to mean either a figure between 13 and 19, or a teenager, depending on context.
The figure is usually in the high teens.
The place was teeming with hormonally-charged teens.
There's also preteen, tween, tweener, and teenybopper :)
I think I've met it with the meaning 'person aged 11 or twelve, or a younger person behaving in a particulaly adolescent way'. Not sure though...
Tweens and tweeners are 10 - 12 year olds... My guess is they are "in between" ages. BTW, you'll often here tween/er when regarding that age as a buying/consumer demographic.
Tween (demographic), preadolescence, that is, the stage between middle childhood and adolescence in human development, in the range of 10 to 12 years old
Tweener may refer to:
- Preteen, kids ages 10-12
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