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Meaning of preteen

pre•teen

Pronunciation: (prē-tēn'), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda boy or girl under the age of 13, esp. one between the ages of 9 and 12.
  2. the years immediately preceding one's thirteenth birthday.
—adj.
  1. designating or characteristic of a preteen or preteens: two preteen daughters.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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