kid·​do | \ ˈki-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce kiddo (audio) \
plural kiddos

Definition of kiddo

1 used as a familiar form of addressyou'll be OK, kiddo
2 : child, kid

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Examples of kiddo in a Sentence

let's go out to a restaurant where there won't be any screaming kiddos running around
Recent Examples on the Web Crayola’s five-mask set includes a quintet of hues so your kiddo can choose a color that matches their mood for the day. John Kennedy, Popular Science, "Eight masks that make great stocking stuffers," 10 Dec. 2020 Who’s ready to become amazing parents to this wonderful kiddo? oregonlive, "Devin is hoping for a family that loves outdoor activities, soccer and Spiderman: A Home of Their Own," 29 Nov. 2020 Instead, think about how much fun the kiddo in your life will have creating their very own comic book. Meghan Kavanaugh, USA TODAY, "41 thoughtful DIY gifts anyone would love," 4 Nov. 2020 With a slim profile, adjustable five-point harness and washable cover, this model keeps your kiddo safe while giving you extra room in the car. NBC News, "Amazon Prime Day 2020: Best sales and deals to shop now," 14 Oct. 2020 The kiddo's got his own set of laser eyes, and unfortunately, in turning Stormfront into a literal limbless stump, the untrained young supe also accidentally kills his mother, Becca (Shantel VanSanten) in the process. Rachel Paige,, "7 Theories About Where The Boys Season 3 Is Almost Certainly Headed," 13 Oct. 2020 Padding throughout the cockpit and mesh paneling on the sides keep your kiddo comfortable, and the massive sunshade offers full side protection from harsh rays and wind. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "Hit the Trail as a Family With These Great Baby Carriers for Hiking," 26 Aug. 2020 The Australian brand offers an impressive selection of prints and colors, and most of the designs are available in a matching set so that your kiddo and his dad can rock a coordinated beach look. Anna Lane, USA TODAY, "The 8 best places to buy bathing suits for kids," 1 July 2020 These 100% cotton PJs, available in several colors, will keep your kiddo cool and comfy. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "The best kids and baby deals at Amazon’s Big Style Sale," 22 June 2020

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First Known Use of kiddo

1905, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for kiddo

kid entry 1

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The first known use of kiddo was in 1905

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18 Dec 2020

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“Kiddo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of kiddo

chiefly US, informal used by an adult to speak to a young person

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