One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person in their teens or early twenties who has an aptitude for computers and spends much time on the Internet.
- ‘It's about how screenagers see the world through communications technology, and all that kind of thing.’
- ‘Clever games designers have worked out exactly how to push the buttons of screenagers in the way other media have failed to do.’
- ‘Anyone who thought the personal computer, with its dull, office-furniture styling, was going to be the device to open up the online world to screenagers needs to think again.’
- ‘There's a race on to win the minds of the screenager and Messrs Sony, Sega and Nintendo have been given a huge head start.’
1990s: blend of screen and teenager.
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