noun, plural kid·dos, kid·does.

Informal. (used as a familiar form of address.)

Origin of kiddo

First recorded in 1880–85; kid1 + -o Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for kiddo

Contemporary Examples of kiddo

Historical Examples of kiddo

  • "That shows there's one thing about scouting you don't know, Kiddo," I told him.

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh

  • Oh, when father says 'give the kiddo a chance,' then they let me talk.


    Mary Greer Conklin

  • “Welcome to our city, Kiddo,” Jimmie said in his throat, but nobody heard him.

    Turn About Eleanor

    Ethel M. Kelley

  • Theres fun in doing anything if you set out to like it, kiddo.

    Full-Back Foster

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Ive played tackle, kiddo, and I know what a guys up against.

    Full-Back Foster

    Ralph Henry Barbour

Word Origin and History for kiddo

1893, familiar form of kid (n.) in the "child" sense.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper