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kid1 / kid/ • n. 1. inf. a child or young person. ∎  used as an informal form of address: we'll be seeing ya, kid! 2. a young goat. ∎  leather made from a young goat's skin: [as adj.] white kid gloves. kid2 • v. (kid·ded , kid·ding ) [tr.] inf. deceive (someone) in a playful or teasing way: you're kidding me! | [intr.] we were just kidding around. ∎  [tr.] deceive or fool (someone): he likes to kid everyone he's the big macho tough guy. DERIVATIVES: kid·der n.kid·ding·ly adv.

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kid1 young of a goat XII; skin of a kid; (young) child XVI. — ON. kiǒ :- *kiǒjam, rel. to OHG. chizzī, kizzīn (G. kitze), f. Gmc. *kiǒ-, of which no cogns. are known.
Hence kiddy young goat XVI; (sl., colloq.) little child XIX.

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kid a young goat, taken as a type of young and frisky animal; in extended usage (from the 17th century) a child, a young person.

Kid is also used for fine leather made from a young goat's skin.
handle with kid gloves deal with someone very carefully or tactfully.

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kid3 (sl.) hoax, humbug. XIX. perh. ‘make a kid of’, f. KID1; kiddy has been similarly used.
Hence kid sb. humbug.

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kid Young goat (Capra aegragus) usually under 3 months old; similar to lamb, but with a stronger flavour.

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kid2 small tub. XVIII. perh. var. of KIT1.

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kidamid, backslid, bid, did, forbid, grid, hid, id, kid, Kidd, lid, Madrid, mid, outbid, outdid, quid, rid, skid, slid, squid, underbid, yid •scarabaeid • Aeneid • nereid •spermatozoid •Clwyd, Druid, fluid •noctuid • rabid • carabid • ibid •morbid • turbid • wretched

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