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or kiddie

[kid-ee] /ˈkɪd i/
noun, plural kiddies. Informal.
a child.
Origin of kiddy
First recorded in 1570-80; kid1 + -y2 Unabridged
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  • It hardly seems fair to kiddie Katydid—this uproar right in his dooryard.

    The Tale of Kiddie Katydid Arthur Scott Bailey
  • "I don't know where my relations are just now," replied kiddie Katydid.

    The Tale of Kiddie Katydid Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Yes, kiddie, I'm fond of you all, though I've lost Addie altogether through you.

    Dr. Adriaan Louis Couperus
  • But I don't care, because kiddie Katydid is hidden somewhere in this tree.

    The Tale of Kiddie Katydid Arthur Scott Bailey
  • If kiddie wasn't so all-fired scrupulous about truth an' justice, he'd make a passable magistrate.

    Kiddie the Scout Robert Leighton
British Dictionary definitions for kiddie


noun (pl) -dies
(informal) an affectionate word for child
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for kiddie



also kiddie; 1570s as "young goat;" 1780 as "flash thief;" 1889 as "child," from various senses of kid (n.) + -y (3). Related: Kiddies.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for kiddie



A child

[1889+; the form kiddey is found by 1823]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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