- a glove made of kid leather.
- handle with kid gloves, to treat with extreme tact or gentleness: He's upset, so handle him with kid gloves today.
Origin of kid glove
First recorded in 1705–15
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Related Words for kid glovesdelicacy, gentleness, leniency, refinement, tact, tolerance, fastidiousness
- a glove made of kidskin
- handle with kid gloves to treat with great tact or caution
- overdelicate or overrefined
- diplomatic; tactfula kidglove approach
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