something appropriate only for children.
something very easy or simple.
Lexical Investigations: StuffAs a noun and a verb, the word stuff has had many lives, dating all the way back to the 1300s. The sense of wool and cloth is chiefly British. In the nineteenth century, a junior barrister was called a “stuff gownsman,” because his robes were made of wool, unlike a barrister appointed to the Queen’s Council, who was called a “silk gownsman,” and whose promotion …
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Origin of kid stuff
An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
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Something very easy or uncomplicated, as in That new computer program is kid stuff. This usage alludes to something suitable for young children, or “kids.” [c. 1920]
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