or kid·die


noun, plural kid·dies. Informal.

a child.

Origin of kiddy

First recorded in 1570–80; kid1 + -y2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -dies

informal an affectionate word for child
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Word Origin and History for kiddie



also kiddie; 1570s as "young goat;" 1780 as "flash thief;" 1889 as "child," from various senses of kid (n.) + -y (3). Related: Kiddies.

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