[kid-ee] /ˈkɪd i/
noun, plural kiddies. Informal.
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.
[1889+; the form kiddey is found by 1823]
- Kiddy pool
noun a wading pool for young children; an inflatable or permanent shallow pool for children Examples Parents love having a kiddy pool in the backyard. Word Origin 1919
[kid-ee-oh] /ˈkɪd iˌoʊ/ noun, plural kideos. Informal. (often initial capital letter) 1. videotapes or other video entertainment for children.
noun the influence of children on their families’ purchasing decisions Usage Note slang
noun 1. a glove made of kid leather. Idioms 2. handle with kid gloves, to treat with extreme tact or gentleness: He’s upset, so handle him with kid gloves today. noun 1. a glove made of kidskin 2. handle with kid gloves, to treat with great tact or caution adjective 3. overdelicate or overrefined 4. […]