From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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kidkid1 /kɪd/ ●●● S1 W2 noun 1 [countable] informalCHILD a child She’d always loved animals since she was a little kid. He’s married with three kids. A neighbor volunteered to keep an eye on the kids (=their children or the children they are responsible for).see thesaurus at childRegisterKid is informal. For formal or written styles use child: Research suggests that children from abusive families are likely to repeat violent behaviour.2 [countable] informalYOUNG a young person college kids3 [countable usually singular] used by adults to address a person who is younger than them Hey kid, come here.4 kid’s stuff5 HBATIM a) [countable] a young goat b) [uncountable] very soft leather made from the skin of a young goat a pair of white kid boots6 kid gloves
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kidI remember the good things about a kid and he showed that tonight.He was kind to her as a kid.Don't be so hard on him - he's just a kid.I tried out for the swim team when I was a kid.Jamie's a bright kid.All I ever wanted was to get married and have kids.But New York has my friends and now it's got my kid.The older kids were at school and two of the women had taken the younger ones to the park.Billy is Paul O'Brien's kid, isn't he?Could you look after the kids this evening?Who's the kid in the blue jacket over there?Tell the kids next door to turn down their music.Most of these kids live in this neighborhood and are surrounded by gangs and drugs.We have two kids in high school now.When we were kids, we used to spend practically the whole summer outdoors.I really enjoy working with kids.I told Mike today that I feel like a young kid.the kidsA folk field, a blues field, and a jump field for the kids.Instead of saying no, they let the kids have it.Or maybe the kids will have to work with it first and then show Mom and Dad.Many of the kids who are out there making music don't necessarily want a record deal.He could take care of it when one of the kids got in trouble with the police.Tell the kids to wash their hands and come in here when the programme's ended.I knew that I wanted the kids to be good thinkers, to use their minds, to like school.If it doesn't work I know now I can re-establish things with myself and with the kids.
kidkid2 ●●○ verb (kidded, kidding) informal 1 [intransitive, transitive]JOKING/NOT SERIOUS to say something that is not true, especially as a joke SYN jokejust/only kidding Don’t get mad – I was only kidding.2 [transitive] to make jokes or say funny things about someone in a friendly way SYN teasekid somebody about something We were kidding Mom about being a grandmother.kid somebody (that) My friends kidded me that my gear would fill the car.3 no kidding?/are you kidding?/you’re kidding4 no kidding5 [transitive]WRONG/INCORRECT to let yourself believe something that is untrue or unlikelykid yourself (that) Don’t kid yourself he’ll ever change. We thought we could change the world. Just who were we trying to kid?6 I kid you notkidding noun [uncountable] kid around→ See Verb table
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kidAnd who was she trying to kid, anyway? she thought unhappily.He tried not to kid himself that he was any longer much of a terror.You've got to be kidding me! What do you mean you lost the tickets?I manage to earwig a conversation between, and I kid you not, two members of Napalm Death.just/only kiddingHa, ha, just kidding.They looked at me and I said I was just kidding.Joey is just kidding, but even I have my limits.kid somebody about somethingUncle Gene always kids me about my long hair.kid yourself (that)The alternative is to stay with what got you this far: the kids themselves.Quit kidding yourself and admit that you may have a lifetime sentence here with your son.And the kids themselves are a mix of black, brown and yellow.I was kidding myself for such a long time I began to ignore the risks.But even the slate-makers do not kid themselves into thinking they are decIding who the candidates will be.She was a kid herself, making good.He tried not to kid himself that he was any longer much of a terror.I tried to kid myself that some one took her and dragged her there, you know the scenario.
kidkid3 adjective kid sister/brother
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kidI really didn't understand the kid gloves, but it was still a slap up-side their right-wing heads.Steve Francis still plays with the joyous ferocity of the kid ninja warrior.Jackson proved once and for all he was no longer the kid star of the Jackson Five days.
Origin kid1 (1100-1200) Old Norse kith kid2 (1500-1600) Probably from KID1