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 The body, found inside a blue kiddie pool, was so badly damaged that police could not determine the most basic facts about the victim. Jim Axelrod, CBS News, ""He wanted me dead." Stalking victim speaks out about her former relationship with killer," 16 Jan. 2021 Dragon’s Apprentice will be a kiddie coaster that will make two passes around its short course. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Most-anticipated roller coasters of 2021 at Universal Orlando, on a Carnival cruise ship and more," 22 Dec. 2020 No Santa, no kiddie rides, no piles of faux snow and no hot chocolate stand this year. Steve Rubenstein,, "Merry Christmas? S.F.’s subdued tree-lighting ‘par for the course for 2020’," 11 Dec. 2020 Dewhirst’s grandparents’ dining table, used as the kiddie table for family gatherings once upon a time, stretches the length of the room. Marni Elyse Katz,, "A young designer transforms her three-bedroom East Boston fixer-upper," 5 Sep. 2019 Thrill rides require as many as seven tickets each while the kiddie rides generally cost three tickets. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Chandler Ostrich Festival 2020: 98 Degrees, Baby Shark and ticket discounts," 9 Mar. 2020 But evangelicals also control an area where drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and pornography are prohibited, and visiting pastors baptize converts in plastic kiddie pools. Alex Cuadros, Harper's magazine, "“My Gang Is Jesus”," 20 Jan. 2020 This kiddie pool is just over 7.5 feet long and more than 4.5 feet wide, so there’s plenty of room for children. Popular Science, "Do you need more patio furniture, or do you need one of these inflatable pools?," 26 Aug. 2019 California never conformed to the federal change in the kiddie tax. Kathleen Pender,, "Congress reversed kiddie-tax change that accidentally hurt some families," 20 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of kiddie

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kiddie

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28 Jan 2021

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“Kiddie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of kiddie

informal : a young child

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