kid Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a young person of either sex
tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; minor.
- she writes books for children
- they're just kids
- `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
noun soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
- kid gloves
noun English dramatist (1558-1594)
Thomas Kyd; Thomas Kid; Kyd.
noun a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
- they had three children
- they were able to send their kids to college
noun young goat
verb tell false information to for fun
pull the leg of.
- Are you pulling my leg?
verb be silly or tease one another
banter; chaff; josh; jolly.
- After we relaxed, we just kidded around
EtymologyOf Scand. origin; cf. Icel.
(Zoöl.) A young goat.
The . . . leopard shall lie down with the kid. Is. xi. 6.
A young child or infant; hence, a simple person, easily imposed on.Slang Charles Reade.
A kind of leather made of the skin of the young goat, or of the skin of rats, etc.
Gloves made of kid.Colloq. & Low
A small wooden mess tub; -- a name given by sailors to one in which they receive their food.Cooper.
Kid intransitive verb
To bring forth a young goat.
A fagot; a bundle of heath and furze.Prov. Eng. Wright.
Kid past participle
ofObs. Gower. Chaucer. Kythe.
Kid transitive verb
SeeSlang Kiddy, v. t.