kiddie

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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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
Recent Examples on the Web California never conformed to the federal change in the kiddie tax. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, "Congress reversed kiddie-tax change that accidentally hurt some families," 20 Jan. 2020 Have brunch with Santa’s and his elves, attend Elf School, ride the kiddie train and take a photo with Santa. Caleb Wiegandt, The Courier-Journal, "Santa Claus is coming to town: 19+ places to see St. Nick in the Louisville area," 10 Dec. 2019 On a recent Tuesday, an empty kiddie train chugged past Micheal Danielson, who waited as her 16-year-old granddaughter shopped. Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, "As malls struggle with retail, more are embracing alternative occupants," 19 Oct. 2019 Meet Santa’s elves, see a holiday movie, snack on popcorn, cookies and hot chocolate and ride on the Peppermint Express (kiddie train). Caleb Wiegandt, The Courier-Journal, "Santa Claus is coming to town: 19+ places to see St. Nick in the Louisville area," 10 Dec. 2019 Other problems that need to be addressed include settling of the filter building, settling of the deck, which creates tripping hazards, and replacing the heater for the kiddie pool and diving well. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Hinsdale considers phasing $1.5 million in repairs to community pool over four years," 29 Oct. 2019 Meet Santa’s elves, see a holiday movie, snack on popcorn, cookies and hot chocolate and ride on the Peppermint Express (kiddie train). Caleb Wiegandt, The Courier-Journal, "Santa Claus is coming to town: 19+ places to see St. Nick in the Louisville area," 10 Dec. 2019 Meet Santa’s elves, see a holiday movie, snack on popcorn, cookies and hot chocolate and ride on the Peppermint Express (kiddie train). Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Sales, events for the kids and pretty lights! 30+ holiday things to do in Louisville," 22 Nov. 2019 Powerful message: The TV commercial paid for by the Concussion Legacy Foundation, showing adults lighting cigarettes for their kiddie football players. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Three words sum up NBA-China situation: Tick, tick, tick," 12 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of kiddie

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kiddie

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The first known use of kiddie was in 1889

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17 Feb 2020

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“Kiddie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kiddy. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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kiddie

noun
How to pronounce kiddie (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of kiddie

informal : a young child

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