kid·​die ˈki-dē How to pronounce kiddie (audio)
variants or less commonly kiddy
plural kiddies
often attributive
: a small child
a kiddie pool
kiddie rides

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 There’s also a zero-entry pool with cabanas, a kiddie pool, tennis clinics for all ages, and summer kids programming. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 2 May 2024 When your little one is old enough to play safely in the kiddie pool, this boat is a fun pool toy, too. Christine Luff, Parents, 22 Apr. 2024 Unlike traditional kiddie coasters aimed at preschoolers, the latest generation of family coasters are designed for multiple generations to enjoy together – like Dollywood’s Big Bear Mountain, which debuted last year. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 27 Feb. 2024 Over the course of an episode, love seemed to be blooming for the pair amid their youthful excursions, which included pinball dates, scooter rides and splashing in kiddie pools. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 3 Apr. 2024 The center also lured customers by offering toddlers and children their own section: a kiddie park across from Burdines that gave families a break from shopping. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 22 Mar. 2024 Try filling up a plastic kiddie pool and tossing in a bunch of small toys, like plastic animals or gold coins. Christin Perry, Parents, 17 Mar. 2024 When Church started captaining Edelweiss Cruises, Velez would sometimes sit in the pilot house with a kiddie cocktail and coloring book while her mom worked. Journal Sentinel, 5 Mar. 2024 Choose between a 5/10K run/walk, bike ride, kiddie run/walk or dog walk at this Year of the Dragon event that attracts over 30,000 spectators and over 8,000 participants to Chinatown Plaza. Kamren Curiel, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2024

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Word History


kid entry 1

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kiddie was in 1889

Dictionary Entries Near kiddie

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“Kiddie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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