[kid-ee] /ˈkɪd i/

noun, plural kiddies. Informal.
a child.
noun (pl) -dies
(informal) an affectionate word for child

also kiddie; 1570s as “young goat;” 1780 as “flash thief;” 1889 as “child,” from various senses of kid (n.) + -y (3). Related: Kiddies.


A child

[1889+; the form kiddey is found by 1823]


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