- Informal. a child or young person.
- (used as a familiar form of address.)
- a young goat.
- leather made from the skin of a kid or goat, used in making shoes and gloves.
- a glove made from this leather.
- (of a goat) to give birth to (young).
- made of kidskin.
- Informal. younger: his kid sister.
Origin of kid1
- to talk or deal jokingly with; banter; jest with: She is always kidded about her accent.
- to humbug or fool.
- to speak or act deceptively in jest; jest.
Origin of kid2
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Examples from the Web for kidded
They exchanged long hugs, kidded each other, teasingly pulled rank, and shouted “hooah,” the warrior expression of approval.Black Hawk Down’s Long Shadow
October 9, 2013
Kate kidded around with the scouts, even joining in a spot of outdoor cuisine, cooking a sausage on stick over a camp fire.Kate Middleton Wraps Up
March 22, 2013
I expect I kidded Mr. Robert more or less about his artist friend.
Having been called a pin-head by a bond room cub he's in no mood to be kidded.
They kidded him into thinking that he had incubated a Whale.Ade's Fables
I've been kidded about it some since; but at the time it sounded all right.The House of Torchy
The kids are kidded with pomeled63 (spotted) hair as are the hind calves.The Master of Game
Second Duke of York, Edward
- the young of a goat or of a related animal, such as an antelope
- soft smooth leather made from the hide of a kid
- a young person; child
- (modifier)younger or being still a childkid brother; kid sister
- our kid Liverpool dialect my younger brother or sister
- (of a goat) to give birth to (young)
- (tr) to tease or deceive for fun
- (intr) to behave or speak deceptively for fun
- (tr) to delude or fool (oneself) into believing (something)don't kid yourself that no-one else knows
- a small wooden tub
- a variant spelling of (Thomas) Kyd
Word Origin and History for kidded
c.1200, "the young of a goat," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse kið "young goat"), from Proto-Germanic *kiðjom (cf. Old High German kizzi, German kitze, Danish and Swedish kid). Extended meaning of "child" first recorded as slang 1590s, established in informal usage by 1840s. Applied to skillful young thieves and pugilists since at least 1812. Kid stuff "something easy" is from 1913 (The phrase was in use about that time in reference to vaudeville acts or advertisements featuring children, and to children-oriented features in newspapers). Kid glove "a glove made of kidskin leather" is from 1680s; sense of "characterized by wearing kid gloves," therefore "dainty, delicate" is from 1856.
"tease playfully," 1839, earlier, in thieves' cant, "to coax, wheedle, hoax" (1811), probably from kid (n.), via notion of "treat as a child, make a kid of." Related: Kidded; kidding.