see all joking (kidding) aside; no kidding.

Words Nearby kidding

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How to use kidding in a sentence

  • And, whenever you see a Dub kidding a Lout, you can be assured that the dub is trying to lift himself above a similar rating.

    David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
  • He had tried to tease her in the old manner, but his kidding had lacked its usual carelessness.

    The Missing Formula | Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
  • A jolly old uncle who was there and who was looked on as the sage and wit of the Welsh settlement, began kidding me.

    The Iron Puddler | James J. Davis
  • Our meeting consisted in good part of his "kidding" me, because I was lacking in the congenial vices of the caf.

  • "I was just kidding myself," he said, with his usual blunt honesty, but with a wistful note of disappointment.

    Tom Slade with the Colors | Percy K. Fitzhugh