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


made of kidskin: kidskin gloves.

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

Historical Examples of kidskin

  • Again there was that vague suggestion of a steel trap covered with velvet, or kidskin.

    Gold Out of Celebes

    Aylward Edward Dingle

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for kidskin



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