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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.
Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking. -John Maynard Keynes, economist (1883-1946)