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[kid-oh] /ˈkɪd oʊ/

noun, plural kiddos, kiddoes.
Informal. (used as a familiar form of address.)

1893, familiar form of kid (n.) in the “child” sense.


A person, esp one younger than oneself •Used nearly always in direct address: Look, kiddo, I don’t think you quite understand/ There’s a lot of loot there, kiddo (1905+)


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