preadolescent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj preadolescent of or relating to or designed for children between the ages of 9 and 12 "a preteen party","preteen clothing"
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Usage

In literature:

The same principles should carry over into the intermediate, or preadolescence, age.
"How to Teach Religion" by George Herbert Betts
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In news:

I have sat at a computer screen surrounded by adults and preadolescent children, all of us shouting proposals to help Indiana Jones find his way out of a maze.
As it turns out, this particular preadolescent was raped by the mother's boyfriend, who has since been prosecuted and is serving a 15-year sentence.
Will Ferrell was in Austin earlier this month for a screening of Semi-Pro, the Kent Alterman-directed basketball chapter of a jocks-and-jokes quadrilogy that has previously taken on preadolescent soccer, NASCAR, and figure skating.
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