or kid·die

[ kid-ee ]

noun,plural kid·dies.Informal.
  1. a child.

Origin of kiddy

First recorded in 1570–80; kid1 + -y2

Words Nearby kiddy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use kiddy in a sentence

  • The study suggests that having children may lead to a psychological shift — trading sexual appetite for cooing over kiddies.

    Discover the Science of Fatherhood | Sean Culligan | June 18, 2021 | Ozy
  • Those doll-hitting kiddies bring their love of dark play into adulthood—and apply it to grown-up scenarios.

  • Even in her agony she wondered how much, at the rate he was spreading it, would be left for the kiddy's supper.

    The Creators | May Sinclair
  • "Look here, kiddy," she began, with a softness Marie had never heard in her voice before.

    Married Life | May Edginton
  • I remember him giving me a hidin' when I was a kiddy for saying something I wasn't sure of.

    Robbery Under Arms | Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • Last time I saw you, you were a kiddy in short frocks, running round and shouting to beat the band.

    Jill the Reckless | P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • Any steamer-kiddy ought to be able to do that; but if you can't read, ask some one to show it you.

    Just So Stories | Rudyard Kipling

British Dictionary definitions for kiddy



/ (ˈkɪdɪ) /

nounplural -dies
  1. informal an affectionate word for child

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