Definition of Preteen

1. Noun. A preadolescent boy or girl (usually between 9 and 12 years of age). "Little league is intended for the preteens"

Exact synonyms: Preteenager
Generic synonyms: Juvenile, Juvenile Person



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or designed for children between the ages of 9 and 12. "Preteen clothing"
Exact synonyms: Preadolescent
Similar to: Immature, Young

Definition of Preteen

1. Adjective. Of, relating to, or designed for, or being children between the ages of about 9 to 12 ¹

2. Noun. A child in this age group ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preteen

1. a child under the age of thirteen [n -S]

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Literary usage of Preteen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Substitute Care Providers: Helping Abused & Neglected Chldren by Kenneth Watson (1995)
"A fairly common example of this dynamic is the preteen girl who joins an ... A different scenario involves an adoptive family that wants the preteen to be ..."

2. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People: A Report of the Surgeon General by M. Joycelyn Elders (1997)
"Questionnaire-based epidemiologic studies of children and adolescents document that smoking is also a cause of respiratory symptoms in preteen and teenage ..."

3. Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention (1989)
"Unfortunately, the perception that drugs are a normal rite of passage has become common even among children in their preteen years. ..."

4. Technologies for Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse and Addiction by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"The departure of Bourne coincided with the emergence of several parents' groups concerned about drug use by their preteen children. One group in particular, ..."

5. Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gapby Alfred W. Tatum by Alfred W. Tatum (2005)
"... Boys and Literacy: Exploring the Issues (Maynard 2002); To Be a Boy, to Be a Reader: Engaging Teen and preteen Boys in Active Literacy (Brozo 2002); ..."

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