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A.Word.A.Day--tween

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This week's theme: blend words.

tween (tween) noun

A youngster between middle childhood and adolescence, usually between 8 and 12 years.

[A blend of teen and between.]

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"At ever-earlier ages, teens and tweens are becoming java junkies, a trend some experts warn carries health risks." Jill Mahoney; Wired Teens' Latest Fix: a Jolt of Java; Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada); Oct 28, 2006.

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