tween
I. preposition Etymology: Middle English twene, short for betwene Date: 13th century between II. noun Etymology: blend of between and 2teen Date: 1967 preteen

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  • Tween — may refer to: * Tween, in J. R. R. Tolkien s The Fellowship of the Ring , a hobbit between the ages of 20 and 32. * Tween, a term used in Star, Bright (1952) by Mark Clifton to describe merely ordinary geniuses. * Polysorbate detergents such as… …   Wikipedia

  • 'tween — /tween/, prep. 1. contraction of between. n. 2. Also, tween, tweeny. a youngster between 10 and 12 years of age, considered too old to be a child and too young to be a teenager. [1250 1300; ME twene, aph. var. of atwene (see A 1) or betwene… …   Universalium

  • Tween — twēn trademark used for any of several preparations of polysorbates * * * (twēn) trademark for preparations of polysorbates, used with a numerical suffix; e.g., Tween 80 is a trademark for polysorbate 80 …   Medical dictionary

  • tween — sb. (fk.), s, sene (person der befinder sig mellem barndom og teenagealder), i sms. tween , fx tweenpige …   Dansk ordbog

  • tween — (twēn) n. A child between middle childhood and adolesence, usually between 8 and 12 years old.   [Blend of teen1, and between.] * * * …   Universalium

  • tween — [twi:n] prep literary between …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 'tween — [ twin ] preposition LITERARY between …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tween — abbreviation of BETWEEN (Cf. between), recorded from c.1300. As child nearing puberty (approximtely 9 to 12), attested by 1988, in this case by influence of TEEN (Cf. teen). Related: Tweens …   Etymology dictionary

  • tween — || twɪːn prep. short for between (involving, connecting, combining, from one point to another, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 'tween — [twēn] prep. [ME twene, aphetic for atwene, betwene, BETWEEN] [Old Poet.] short for BETWEEN …   English World dictionary

  • tween — be·tween·ness; be·tween·times; be·tween·whiles; tween; tween·er; be·tween; tween·ie; …   English syllables

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