\ 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


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

Examples of kid-glove in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The way McKinzie sees it, the wealthier parts of town do get kid glove treatment from higher-ups both at the police department and City Hall. Susannah Bryan,, 30 May 2021 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, 18 Jan. 2020 Sporting a Juliet cap and kid gloves, Kelly looked every bit a bona fide princess. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of kid-glove


1888, in the meaning defined above


1725, in the meaning defined above

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