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-gloved (audio) \ adjective

Examples of kid-glove in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 He's been very critical of James Comey for giving Hillary Clinton the kid glove treatment. Fox News, "Kavanaugh denies assault allegations in Fox News interview," 25 Sep. 2018 McCall’s horrific 1945 to 1972 reign has always been treated with kid gloves in these parts. Lauren Ritchie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Statue of Confederate general is no 'piece of art,' has no place in Lake County museum," 1 July 2018 Mindful of how the old military regime persecuted the pious, Japan’s police long treated religious groups with kid gloves. The Economist, "On the hanging of Shoko Asahara, Japan’s nerve-gas guru," 12 July 2018 Colbert can challenge his guests when there’s a need; 2018’s Colbert is not the Colbert who regrettably treated then-candidate Donald Trump with kid gloves back in 2015, when his iteration of Late Show was just finding its sea legs. Laura Bradley, HWD, "Avenatti and Scaramucci Peddle Their Unholy Double Act on Late Show," 14 June 2018 The American people have waited a long time for answers on whether Justice Department and FBI leadership treated Secretary Clinton with kid gloves instead of impartially investigating. Abby Vesoulis, Time, "The Inspector General's Report Criticizes James Comey. Here's What You Need to Know," 14 June 2018 They were treated with kid gloves by colleagues and bosses afraid to upset them or worried about their toughness, Elsbach says. NBC News, "Is it ever okay to cry at work?," 16 Apr. 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kid-glove. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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