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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Synonyms & Antonyms for kiddie


bairn [chiefly Scottish], bambino, bud, chap [Southern & Midland], chick, child, cub, juvenile, kid, kiddo, moppet, sprat, sprout, squirt, whelp, youngling, youngster, youth


adult, grown-up

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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

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Even the quirkier style habits of today like corsets, bucket hats, and beaded kiddie bags. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "5 Ways to Update Classic White Jeans During the Summer of Metallic Bike Shorts," 8 Aug. 2018 Games, chance-it booth, kiddie-land, corn hole tournament, bouncy house, slide and obstacle course, food and drinks. Raffles. Luann Gibbs,, "Summer festivals guide 2018," 21 June 2018 In this entrancing video, the tiny, bouncing corgi pup prances in and out of a blue plastic kiddie pool as its owner continuously sprays a hose on and off to fill the pool with water. Sasha Henriques, Woman's Day, "Watch How Ready This Prancing Pup Is for a Pool Party," 21 Aug. 2015 Getty Images Anyone who has ever been banished to the kiddie table knows their strife. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Princess Charlotte Isn't Allowed to Sit With Her Parents During Royal Visit Dinners," 2 June 2018 Youngsters also can guess the number of items in a jar for a prize, and a kiddie pool fishing game with magnets will be available for the younger children. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Give fishing a try at annual Gurnee event," 3 July 2018 Across the street from her home, someone had already inflated a kiddie pool, blocking the sidewalk. Frank Kummer,, "Weather warning: These Philadelphia neighborhoods get the hottest in a heat wave," 29 June 2018 One of The Rooster’s claims to fame is the outdoor grass-and-gravel picnic area, complete with bright red tables and kiddie rides, where the full mash-up of the clientele can be observed. Carla Lalli Music, Bon Appetit, "The Red Rooster Is Where I Always Want to Be," 6 June 2018 The video -- which featured Bad Boy’s kiddie counterparts frolicing in largesse -- was an innocently sentimental touch. Brian Josephs, Billboard, "The Notorious B.I.G.'s 25 Best Songs: Critic's Picks," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of kiddie

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kiddie

kid entry 1

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The first known use of kiddie was in 1889

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English Language Learners Definition of kiddie

informal : a young child

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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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