Definition of kidney
- a nice helpful guy, of a different kidney entirely from the … Secret Police
- —Paula Lecler
a patient with a damaged kidney
her new boyfriend is of a different kidney than what she usually dates
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: either of two organs in your body that remove waste products from your blood and make urine
: an animal kidney used as food
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