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[kid-oh] /ˈkɪd oʊ/
noun, plural kiddos, kiddoes.
Informal. (used as a familiar form of address.)
Origin of kiddo
First recorded in 1880-85; kid1 + -o Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • “Ay bane looking for your razor, kiddo,” said Hulda deferentially.

    The Shriek Charles Somerville
  • Ive played tackle, kiddo, and I know what a guys up against.

    Full-Back Foster Ralph Henry Barbour
  • On the level, kiddo, you're preferred stock all right, and I'd be willin' to take a flyer any time.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • Then Myron felt a hand tugging at his suit-case, and: Let me have it, kiddo, said Joe.

    Full-Back Foster Ralph Henry Barbour
  • kiddo had not yet compassed the stall with the rain-proof awning.

    A Child of the Jago Arthur Morrison
  • Harry said, There you are, kiddo; what have you got to say now?

    Roy Blakeley's Motor Caravan Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • “Welcome to our city, kiddo,” Jimmie said in his throat, but nobody heard him.

    Turn About Eleanor Ethel M. Kelley
  • And if ten dollars means anything to you, kiddo—look this over.

    The Woman Gives Owen Johnson
  • Oh, kiddo, you've got to love me a little—I've never been loved by a human soul in all my life.

    The Foolish Virgin Thomas Dixon
Word Origin and History for kiddo

1893, familiar form of kid (n.) in the "child" sense.

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



A person, esp one younger than oneself •Used nearly always in direct address: Look, kiddo, I don't think you quite understand/ There's a lot of loot there, kiddo (1905+)

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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