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

Examples of kid-glove in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Similarly, some Republicans who have criticized their colleagues have received kid glove treatment when making dubious claims about their past support for the president. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Trump Still Has Cable News," 12 Jan. 2021 For years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have donned kid gloves to handle complaints of conservative bias from Donald Trump, other Republicans, and far-right wingnuts. Steven Levy, Wired, "Trump, Twitter, and the Failed Politics of Appeasement," 29 May 2020 Not only does the media favor Democrats and not only does the media generally have kid gloves Democrats, a lot of people in the media want to believe in Democrats. Nr Staff, National Review, "The ’90s Flashback Episode," 17 Jan. 2020 With Corey Kluber coming back from injury, you guys treating him with kid gloves to start? Dallas News, "Jon Daniels talks spring training roster decisions, areas where Rangers may consider upgrades," 28 Feb. 2020 The handling of his case in earlier years raised questions about whether Epstein had been handled by authorities with kid gloves, because of his status, wealth, and powerful connections. Aamer Madhani, BostonGlobe.com, "2 lawyers on Trump defense team shared Epstein as a client," 24 Jan. 2020 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 Yet, as an unintended consequence of the impeachment inquiry, Ukraine has felt the need to treat the company with kid gloves. Simon Shuster / Kyiv, Time, "Ukraine Wants to Probe the Company That Paid Hunter Biden. But It's 'Too Sensitive'," 20 Nov. 2019 The country has watched the FBI treat one presidential campaign with kid gloves, the other with informants, warrants and eavesdropping. Kimberley A. Strassel, WSJ, "When Justice Is Partial," 23 Aug. 2018

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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 24 Jan. 2021.

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