kiddo

noun
kid·do | \ˈki-(ˌ)dō \
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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Synonyms & Antonyms for kiddo

Synonyms

bambino, bud, chick, child, cub, juvenile, kid, kiddie (also kiddy), moppet, squirt, whelp, youngling, youngster, youth

Antonyms

adult, grown-up

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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

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His favorite spots: Vintner Grill for wine and appetizers, Mount Charles for hiking and biking, trampoline parks for entertaining the kiddos. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "Vegas Golden Knights Concierge: Deryk Engelland Helping Teammates Adjust To New City," 17 Aug. 2017 For kiddos: Planet Snoopy is a part of the park with lots of kid-friendly rides featuring the classic Peanuts characters. Dana Branham, Cincinnati.com, "How to make the most of your visit to Kings Island," 3 Aug. 2017 The giant under-the-sea pineapple has been recreated much to the delight of screaming kiddos (and adults) everywhere. Meredith Woerner, latimes.com, "Comic-Con 2017 preview night: The best bits and strangest attractions from the convention floor," 20 July 2017

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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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Dictionary Entries near kiddo

kiddie

kiddier

kiddle

kiddo

kiddush

kiddush hashem

kiddushin

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The first known use of kiddo was in 1905

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kiddo

noun

English Language Learners Definition of kiddo

—used by an adult to speak to a young person

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