kid-glove

adjective
\ ˈkid-ˈgləv How to pronounce kid-glove (audio) \

Definition of kid-glove

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: marked by extreme care or deference kid-glove treatment

kid glove

noun

Definition of kid glove (Entry 2 of 2)

: a dress glove made of kid leather
with kid gloves
: with special consideration

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Noun

kid-gloved \ ˈkid-​ˈgləvd How to pronounce kid glove (audio) \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Anglers lucky enough to catch a Legacy Lunker can do the bass and the biologist a favor by handling the fish with kid gloves before turning it over to the department. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Quest for super bass going strong," 18 Jan. 2020 Sporting a Juliet cap and kid gloves, Kelly looked every bit a bona fide princess. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Grace Kelly Wore a Second (Pink!) Wedding Dress," 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of kid-glove

Adjective

1888, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1725, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of kid-glove was in 1725

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“Kid-glove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kid-glove. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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