[ adjective ] being one more than sixteen
Used in print(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
The casual seduction of a seventeen year old bluestocking seemed tame by comparison .(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
From the curio cabinet on its south wall and the bureaus beneath , you abstracted seventeen ivory , metal , wood , and stone sculptures of Oriental and African origin , two snuffboxes , and a jade handled magnifying_glass .