kiddy

or kid·die

[kid-ee]

Origin of kiddy

First recorded in 1570–80; kid1 + -y2
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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.

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  • The Kiddy, divinely unconscious, babbled on of Owen and the wonderful gown.

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    May Sinclair

  • There was nothing like the pugnacity of the Kiddy in these years of Prothero's disaster.

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    May Sinclair

  • The Kiddy was minute, but her achievements were enormous; she was ridiculous, but she was sublime.

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British Dictionary definitions for kiddy

kiddy

kiddie

noun plural -dies
  1. informal an affectionate word for child
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Word Origin and History for kiddy
n.

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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