Kate kidded around with the scouts, even joining in a spot of outdoor cuisine, cooking a sausage on stick over a camp fire.
They exchanged long hugs, kidded each other, teasingly pulled rank, and shouted “hooah,” the warrior expression of approval.
I was afraid you'd go down to see him, and then I'd get 'kidded' by the fellows.
I expect I kidded Mr. Robert more or less about his artist friend.
Father had him kidded into believing that all the old ham-fat Riddles were simply Immense.
I've been kidded about it some since; but at the time it sounded all right.
They kidded him into thinking that he had incubated a Whale.
At least once a day he kidded Rick about becoming nursemaid to a monkey.
kidded him about the Boers, and the way the embattled farmers hung it on perfidious Albion.
We kidded and kidded till finally, one night, she forgot we was just kiddin'.
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.
: his kid sister/ my kid cousin
[fr kid, ''an infant goat''; bantering and fooling senses perhaps fr an alteration of dialect cod, ''hoax, fool'']