kid glove

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noun

a glove made of kid leather.

Nearby words

  1. kickup,
  2. kickwheel,
  3. kicky,
  4. kid,
  5. kid around,
  6. kid gloves,
  7. kid stuff,
  8. kid the pants off,
  9. kid, thomas,
  10. kid-on

Idioms

    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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British Dictionary definitions for kid glove

kid glove

noun

a glove made of kidskin
handle with kid gloves to treat with great tact or caution

adjective kidglove

overdelicate or overrefined
diplomatic; tactfula kidglove approach
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