kid·​do ˈki-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce kiddo (audio)
plural kiddos
used as a familiar form of address
you'll be OK, kiddo
: child, kid

Examples of kiddo in a Sentence

let's go out to a restaurant where there won't be any screaming kiddos running around
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Word History


kid entry 1

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of kiddo was in 1905

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“Kiddo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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kid·​do ˈkid-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce kiddo (audio)
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