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or kid·die

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noun, plural kid·dies. Informal.
  1. a child.
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Origin of kiddy

First recorded in 1570–80; kid1 + -y2
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Related Words for kiddie

infant, toddler, adolescent, juvenile, youth, teenager, baby, kid, offspring, minor, youngster, bairn, sprout, suckling, newborn, lamb, progeny, tyke, tot, imp

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British Dictionary definitions for kiddie



noun plural -dies
  1. 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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