noun, plural kid·dies. Informal.
Origin of kiddy
First recorded in 1570–80; kid1
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Examples from the Web for kiddy
Historical Examples of kiddy
But now again the Cuban kiddy drifted towards him, making for the zigzag.
She hated the Kiddy, but she couldn't bear to see her suffer.
The Kiddy, divinely unconscious, babbled on of Owen and the wonderful gown.
There was nothing like the pugnacity of the Kiddy in these years of Prothero's disaster.
The Kiddy was minute, but her achievements were enormous; she was ridiculous, but she was sublime.
British Dictionary definitions for kiddy
noun plural -dies
informal an affectionate word for child
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Word Origin and History for kiddy
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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