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kidstakes

[ kid-steyks ]
/ ˈkɪdˌsteɪks /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)Australian Informal.
pretense or nonsense.
small stakes or a small amount, especially of money.
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Origin of kidstakes

1915–20; earlier British slang kid “nonsense, hoax” (apparently noun use of kid2) + stakes (see stake2)
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British Dictionary definitions for kidstakes

kidstakes
/ (ˈkɪdˌsteɪks) /

pl n
Australian informal pretence; nonsensecut the kidstakes!
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