I. noun Date: 1952 a boy or girl not yet 13 years old II. adjective Date: 1954 1. relating to or produced for children especially in the 9 to 12 year-old age group <
preteen fashions
2. being younger than 13

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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