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 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,, "A young designer transforms her three-bedroom East Boston fixer-upper," 5 Sep. 2019 Thrill rides require as many as seven tickets each while the kiddie rides generally cost three tickets. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Chandler Ostrich Festival 2020: 98 Degrees, Baby Shark and ticket discounts," 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, "“My Gang Is Jesus”," 20 Jan. 2020 This kiddie pool is just over 7.5 feet long and more than 4.5 feet wide, so there’s plenty of room for children. Popular Science, "Do you need more patio furniture, or do you need one of these inflatable pools?," 26 Aug. 2019 California never conformed to the federal change in the kiddie tax. Kathleen Pender,, "Congress reversed kiddie-tax change that accidentally hurt some families," 20 Jan. 2020 Have brunch with Santa’s and his elves, attend Elf School, ride the kiddie train and take a photo with Santa. Caleb Wiegandt, The Courier-Journal, "Santa Claus is coming to town: 19+ places to see St. Nick in the Louisville area," 10 Dec. 2019 On a recent Tuesday, an empty kiddie train chugged past Micheal Danielson, who waited as her 16-year-old granddaughter shopped. Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, "As malls struggle with retail, more are embracing alternative occupants," 19 Oct. 2019 Meet Santa’s elves, see a holiday movie, snack on popcorn, cookies and hot chocolate and ride on the Peppermint Express (kiddie train). Caleb Wiegandt, The Courier-Journal, "Santa Claus is coming to town: 19+ places to see St. Nick in the Louisville area," 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of kiddie

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Kiddie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of kiddie

informal : a young child

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