noun, often attributive
kid·​die | \ ˈki-dē How to pronounce kiddie (audio) \
variants: or less commonly kiddy
plural kiddies

Definition of kiddie

: a small child a kiddie pool kiddie rides

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Examples of kiddie in a Sentence

It's a scary movie that might not be appropriate for the kiddies. there are plenty of attractions at the state fair that will amuse the kiddies
Recent Examples on the Web One Montana family dumped their 10-pound bag of mudbugs into a plastic kiddie pool without realizing their escape artistry. Rachel Wolfe, WSJ, 4 June 2021 What too many people have never understood – and that certainly goes for Hollywood producers – is that Dr. Seuss was always more than a kiddie-book author. Globe Staff,, 3 Mar. 2021 The body, found inside a blue kiddie pool, was so badly damaged that police could not determine the most basic facts about the victim. Jim Axelrod, CBS News, 16 Jan. 2021 Dragon’s Apprentice will be a kiddie coaster that will make two passes around its short course. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, 22 Dec. 2020 No Santa, no kiddie rides, no piles of faux snow and no hot chocolate stand this year. Steve Rubenstein,, 11 Dec. 2020 Dewhirst’s grandparents’ dining table, used as the kiddie table for family gatherings once upon a time, stretches the length of the room. Marni Elyse Katz,, 5 Sep. 2019 Thrill rides require as many as seven tickets each while the kiddie rides generally cost three tickets. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, 9 Mar. 2020 But evangelicals also control an area where drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and pornography are prohibited, and visiting pastors baptize converts in plastic kiddie pools. Alex Cuadros, Harper's magazine, 20 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of kiddie

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kiddie

kid entry 1

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9 Jun 2021

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“Kiddie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of kiddie

informal : a young child

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