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kinda

[kahyn-duh] /ˈkaɪn də/
adverb, Pronunciation Spelling.
1.
kind of; rather:
The movie was kinda boring.
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  • "It kinda looks that way, from here," said Chip, inwardly ashamed.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
  • "I kinda fergot it wasn't nothin' but a pitcher," he stammered, apologetically.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
  • He says, you Martians are kinda likeable, but you can't be trusted.

  • I kinda hoped it was––but I never had no reason to believe it.

    Once to Every Man Larry Evans
  • “It kinda looks to me like a frame-up,” he resumed from his fresh viewpoint.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
Word Origin and History for kinda

1890, representing a casual pronunciation of kind of.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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