Definitions for: Kid


[n] young goat
[n] a young person of either sex (between birth and puberty); "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters"
[n] a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college"
[n] English dramatist (1558-1594)
[n] soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat; "kid gloves"
[v] tell false information to for fun; "Are you pulling my leg?"
[v] be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"



Webster (1913) Definition: Kid, n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. ki?, Dan. & Sw. kid;
akin to OHG. kizzi, G. kitz, kitzchen, kitzlein.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A young goat.

The . . . leopard shall lie down with the kid. --Is.
xi. 6.

2. A young child or infant; hence, a simple person, easily
imposed on. [Slang] --Charles Reade.

3. A kind of leather made of the skin of the young goat, or
of the skin of rats, etc.

4. pl. Gloves made of kid. [Colloq. & Low]

5. A small wooden mess tub; -- a name given by sailors to one
in which they receive their food. --Cooper.


Kid, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Kidded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Kidding.]
To bring forth a young goat.


Kid, n. [Cf. W. cidysen.]
A fagot; a bundle of heath and furze. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.


Kid, p. p.
of Kythe. [Obs.] --Gower. Chaucer.


Kid, v. t.
See Kiddy, v. t. [Slang]


Kid, n.
Among pugilists, thieves, etc., a youthful expert; -- chiefly
used attributively; as, kid Jones. [Cant]

Synonyms: banter, chaff, child, fry, jolly, josh, kidskin, Kyd, minor, nestling, nipper, pull the leg of, shaver, small fry, Thomas Kid, Thomas Kyd, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster

Antonyms: parent

See Also: babe, baby, bairn, bait, bambino, befool, buster, caprine animal, changeling, child's body, cod, dramatist, dupe, family, family unit, female offspring, fool, foster-child, goat, gull, imp, infant, issue, juvenile, juvenile person, kiddy, leather, male offspring, man-child, monkey, offspring, orphan, picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny, playwright, preschooler, progeny, pupil, put on, put one across, put one over, rag, rally, rapscallion, rascal, razz, ride, scalawag, scallywag, scamp, schoolchild, silly, slang, sprog, stepchild, take in, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, toddler, tot, twit, urchin, waif, yearling

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