leather made from the skin of a young goat; kid.


made of kidskin: kidskin gloves.

Nearby words

  1. kidneywort,
  2. kidology,
  3. kidporn,
  4. kidron,
  5. kids' stuff,
  6. kidstakes,
  7. kidult,
  8. kidvid,
  9. kief,
  10. kieffer

Origin of kidskin

First recorded in 1635–45; kid1 + skin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for kidskin

  • He gave her the basket, and with it, wrapped in a piece of kidskin, some of the same powder with which he had doctored the fruits.

    The Wizard|H. Rider Haggard
  • Again there was that vague suggestion of a steel trap covered with velvet, or kidskin.

    Gold Out of Celebes|Aylward Edward Dingle

British Dictionary definitions for kidskin



a soft smooth leather made from the hide of a young goatOften shortened to: kid
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