What's a "teen", or a "teenager"? People sometimes talk about "teenagers" when they really mean "young people". For example, you might read: "This is a club for teenagers from 12 to 16."
Time to get accurate. Someone who is twelve years old is not a teenager. Someone who is thirTEEN years old is a teenager.
How old is a teenager? A TEENager is:
Note the following:
They are in their teens. (They are aged 13 to 19.)
They are in their late teens. (eg They are aged 17 to 19.)
- early teens
- mid teens
a teen idol - an idol for teenagers
a teenybopper - a young teenager (especially girl), who follows the latest fashions in music and clothes
a preteen - a person aged 10 to 12