no kidding

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of no kidding

informal
1 used to emphasize the truth of a statement
  • No kidding, the test is tomorrow.
2 used to ask if a statement is really true
  • "The test is tomorrow." "No kidding?"
3 used to show surprise or interest in what has been said
  • "My brother got engaged last month." "No kidding! That's great news!"
often used in an ironic way in response to a statement that is regarded as very obvious
  • "If we don't start going faster, we're not going to finish on time." "Gee, no kidding."

Word by Word Definitions

kid play kidding
  1. : a young person

  2. : a young goat

  3. : a young individual of various animals related to the goat

  1. : younger

  1. : to deceive (someone) as a joke : to say untrue things to (someone) in a playful or joking way

  2. : to fail to admit the truth to (someone)

  3. : to gently criticize or tease (someone) in a friendly or good-humored way

  1. : to bring forth young


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