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

Definition of kiddo

1 used as a familiar form of address you'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 Read this story with your kiddo and then make tamales together on Christmas Eve and start a new tradition (one that leaves with you a stack of tamales to stash in your freezer). Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 26 Oct. 2021 This isn’t the first time Luke has brought a kiddo on stage, though. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, 29 Sep. 2021 This charismatic kiddo has also been working on her runway walk for some time. Essence, 10 Sep. 2021 To add an extra challenge and double the fun, see if your kiddo can sing the song the next day. Helen Bond, Dallas News, 1 Sep. 2021 Basically, this friend is a kiddo who seems to schedule with several people at once and then picks the plan that looks best. Washington Post, 28 June 2021 In the meantime, Union continues being a role model not only for her kiddo but for everyone who can use a little reminder about self-love and acceptance. Marci Robin, Allure, 13 Aug. 2021 When your kiddo comes back to earth, take the fam on a hike through the marshes and dunes of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville. Ashlea Halpern, Good Housekeeping, 5 May 2021 Add a pop of playful pattern to your kiddo’s space — er, or maybe your closet, bathroom or kitchen pantry! Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, 1 Apr. 2021

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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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“Kiddo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of kiddo

used by an adult to speak to a young person


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