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kid

play
noun \ˈkid\

Simple Definition of kid

  • : a son or daughter

  • : a young person

  • : a young goat

Full Definition of kid

  1. 1 a :  a young goat b :  a young individual of various animals related to the goat

  2. 2 a :  the flesh, fur, or skin of a kid b :  something made of kid

  3. 3 :  a young person; especially :  child —often used as a generalized reference to one especially younger or less experienced <the kid on the pro golf tour> <poor kid>

kid·dish play \ˈki-dish\ adjective

Examples of kid

  1. She has to leave early and pick up her kids at school.

  2. He has a wife and two kids.

  3. I wish I could do something to help that poor kid.



Origin of kid

Middle English kide, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kith kid


First Known Use: 13th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

Rhymes with kid


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kid

verb

Definition of kid

kid·dedkid·ding

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to bring forth young —used of a goat or an antelope



15th Century

First Known Use of kid

15th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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kid

adjective

Simple Definition of kid

  • : younger

Full Definition of kid

  1. :  younger <my kid brother>

1895

First Known Use of kid

1895


4

kid

verb

Definition of kid

kid·dedkid·ding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to deceive as a joke <it's the truth; I wouldn't kid you> b :  to fail to admit the truth to <they're kidding themselves>

  3. 2 :  to make fun of

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to engage in good-humored fooling or horseplay —often used with around

kid·der noun
kid·ding·ly play \ˈki-diŋ-lē\ adverb


Origin of kid

probably from 1kid


First Known Use: circa 1873




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